New Land Rights Protocol Launched to Help Communities

News story posted: 14/02/2019

Dalry Community HubThe Scottish Land Commission has launched its first Land Rights and Responsibilities protocol  on ‘Community Engagement in Decisions Relating to Land‘ which sets out practical advice on how landowners, land managers and communities can work together to make better and fairer decisions about land use.


The protocol is primarily aimed at land owners and land managers, but it helps communities understand what they can reasonably expect from those with responsibility for taking decisions about land and for the local community organisations affected by those decisions.


A range of tools has also been created to support land owners in engaging with communities.  These include a ‘decision map’ detailing engagement methods and what is expected of land owners and managers in different situations and a practice guide to engagement plans to support the community engagement process, along with case studies.


The Scottish Land Commission’s aim is to shape and drive a coherent programme of land reform spanning both urban and rural land, to ultimately make more of Scotland’s land.


For more information please visit: https://bit.ly/2FYBVaj








cosla logo improvement service logo
scottish government logo