Strathearn Herald

Online forum tackles land issues


The Scottish Land Commission is continuing its calendar of online public meetings and the next will cover Perth and Perthshire.

They are holding an informal public meeting online to give residents of Perthshire the opportunit­y to find out more about land reform and the role of land in creating a successful Scotland.

The event is being held online next Wednesday, February 2, at 7pm.

Chair of the Scottish Land Commission, Andrew Thin, said:“Land is at the heart of Scotland’s identity, economy and communitie­s, so it matters that it is owned and used in a fair and productive way.

“We are keen to meet with people across the country to discuss the work we are doing to deliver change so that the ownership and use of land realises Scotland’s potential.

“We are covering a variety of topics in our meetings – modernisin­g land ownership, transformi­ng vacant and derelict land, housing, putting into practice land rights and responsibi­lities, the work of the Tenant Farming Commission­er, and using the tax system to help achieve long term outcomes for land reform.

“Although we are unable to host events in person at present due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we are keen to continue speaking with as many people as possible and using online meetings to make that happen.

“I would encourage everyone, from the comfort of their own home, to make the most of the opportunit­y to meet with us and discuss how we can make more of Scotland’s land for Scotland’s people.”

The event is free and all Perthshire residents are welcome to attend. Book now at landcommis­sion.

For more informatio­n visit www. landcommis­ scot, call 01463 423 300 or email info@ landcommis­ scot

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