Calls to strengthen delayed land reform bill

12 January 2024

Following the consultation 'Land Reform for a Net Zero Nation' carried out between July and October 2022, the Scottish Government's new Land reform bill was to have been introduced by the end of 2023, but has been delayed until the spring of 2024. 

The Scottish Government's outline proposals for the bill are contained in the 2022 consultation document , but influential voices are calling for the bill's expected provisions to be significantly strengthened.

Herald Scotland          11 January 2024         Catriona Stewart

Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland            letter to ministers

Veteran land reform campaigner Andy Wightman has published an article stating his intention to publish a Land Reform Bill that will go far beyond the existing proposals by proposing how to democratise land governance.

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