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Union Welcomes Publication of Land Commission Stategic Plan

NFU Scotland has given a broad welcome to the publication of the Scottish Land Commission’s first strategic plan and the accompanying Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement (LRRS).

Commenting after its release, Legal and Technical Policy Manager Gemma Cooper said: “The Scottish Land Commission (SLC) plan will shape the course of land reform in Scotland over the coming years, and that is something which NFUS members already take huge interest in.

“Whilst there is understandable concern over some of the language used in the plan, it will be of some comfort to hear SLC Chair Andrew Thin underline the intention of the commission to develop policy which is founded on solid evidence.

“For this reason, it is of vital importance that farmers engage where possible with the SLC over issues which affect them. NFUS will also continue to ensure that farming interests are at the forefront of discussions.

“It is pleasing to see agricultural holdings as one of the core areas of work, particularly as it is in the context of addressing tenure barriers, issues of farm investment and productivity, and availability of land. NFUS will continue to allocate significant time and resource to working with Scottish Government and SLC on this.”  

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Contact Bob Carruth on 0131 472 4006


Author: Bob Carruth

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News Article No.: 142/17


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