Land Tenure 2020 Follow on Seminar

Union brings together interested parties to look at tenancy issues

NFU Scotland will host a follow up seminar focussed on creating a healthy and vibrant tenanted sector, in Edinburgh next week (Tuesday 17 December).

Vision for Land Tenure 2020 is a follow on seminar to the inaugural and extremely successful event held earlier this year, which looked at securing new opportunities for young and new entrants to agriculture as well as encouraging constructive and positive land management.

Going forward, the Union is convinced that the future of the Scottish agricultural industry is intrinsically linked to a healthy and vibrant tenanted sector that functions alongside owner-occupiers.

Next week’s seminar will bring together stakeholders, members and many of those with an interest in land tenure and promotes discussion of tenancy issues ahead of the Scottish Government’s review of Agricultural Holdings next year.

There will be a number of speakers throughout the day covering a range of topics, which will be followed by breakout sessions and a Q&A session.

Gemma Thomson, Legal and Technical Policy Manager for NFU Scotland commented:

“Following on from the success of our previous seminar, we will be encouraging delegates to think outside the box by delving into the techniques and structures that work elsewhere to see what lessons can be learned and possibly utilised in Scotland.

“We know that, at the moment, tenancies are not functioning to the best interests of the industry. This seminar will help us pull together comments, thoughts and ideas ahead of the Scottish Government’s review of agricultural holdings.”

Notes to Editors

  • NFU Scotland: Vision for Land Tenure 2020 will take place in the Salisbury Suite at MacDonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh on 17 December 2014, starting at 9.30am.
  • For a full agenda of the day or for more information please contact:
  • For any press wishing to attend please contact


Contact Ruth McClean on 0131 472 4108

Date Published:

News Article No.: 157/13

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