Res­i­dents in­vited to pub­lic event

The Oban Times - - News -

THE newly-formed Scot­tish Land Com­mis­sion has an­nounced a se­ries of com­mu­nity ‘meet and greet’ events, the next one of which is in Oban.

The Scot­tish Land Com­mis­sion, which was of­fi­cially es­tab­lished on April 1, 2017, is hold­ing an in­for­mal event to give peo­ple across the re­gion the op­por­tu­nity to find out more about the work of the or­gan­i­sa­tion and to meet its chair­man, An­drew Thin, and land com­mis­sioner Lorne MacLeod.

The event is be­ing held at the Cor­ran Halls, Oban, on Thurs­day Au­gust 17 from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Mr Thin said: ‘ The com­mis­sion­ers and I are re­ally keen to get out and about to speak to peo­ple across Scot­land, in both ur­ban and ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties.

‘We want to let mem­bers of the pub­lic know more about the work of the com­mis­sion and to also find out what they think the pri­or­i­ties for land re­form should be.

‘This is one of a num­ber of monthly events tak­ing place across Scot­land – from Stornoway to Dum­fries, In­verurie to Cly­de­bank – and we hope to meet as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble.

‘Lorne and I will be host­ing the event and I would en­cour­age ev­ery­one to at­tend and make the most of the op­por­tu­nity to meet us to dis­cuss the land re­form agenda.

‘It is im­por­tant that all voices are heard and we work to­gether to make the most of our land.’

The event is free and tea and coffee will be pro­vided.

For more in­for­ma­tion please visit www.land­com­mis­sion.gov. scot, call 0300 244 4452 or send an email to info@land­com­mis­sion.gov.scot.

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