Agriculture and forestry make up the predominant land uses in Scotland. Scotland’s land, and the associated range of goods and services it provides, is under pressure from population growth, growing demands for energy, increasing consumption and climate change. New integrated approaches to managing land are required.

Land reform has been a key policy agenda for the Scottish Government for several years with the over-arching aim to improve Scotland’s system of land ownership, use, rights and responsibilities to ensure that land contributes to a fair and just society while balancing public and private interests.

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