Scottish Government & Scottish Land Commission

To view publications/documents issued by the Scottish Government, the Scottish Land Commission and the Tenant Farming Commissioner of the Scottish Land Commission, click on the headings below:


Stability and Simplicity: proposals for rural funding transition period – 20 June 2018

A review of the functions of the Tenant Farming Commissioner – 1 April 2020


Scottish Land Commission Strategic Plan – 2018 to 2021

Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement – 28 September 2017

Guidance Notes

Negotiating and Conducting Rent Reviews (August 2015)

Guide to the Land Reform (Scotland) 2016 Act (1 April 2017)

Short Guide to the Proposed Legislation on Relinquishment of 1991 Act Tenancies (June 2017)

A Guide to The Essential Features of the Modern Limited Duration Tenancy (January 2018)

A Guide to The use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Scottish agricultural holdings sector (April 2018)

A Guide to Joint Ventures with New Entrants (June 2018)

A Guide to Tree Planting on Tenanted Agricultural Holdings (September 2018)

Conducting Rent Reviews – Updated Guidance from the TFC (September 2018)

A Guide to The Professional Conduct of Agents and How to make a complaint (April 2019)

A Guide to Transfer of Tenancies by Assignation and Succession (August 2019)

A Guide to the Use of Tenanted Agricultural Holdings for Non-Agricultural Purposes (Diversification) (January 2020)

Codes of Practice

Code of Practice – Amnesty on Tenants’ Improvements (12 June 2017)

Code of Practice – Planning the Future of Limited Partnerships (4 September 2017)

Code of Practice – The Management of Relationships between Agricultural Tenants and the Holder of Sporting Rights (31 October 2017)

Code of Practice – The Maintenance of the Condition of Tenanted Agricultural Holdings (24 January 2018)

Code of Practice – Late Payment of Rent (April 2018)

Code of Practice – Agreeing and Managing Agricultural Leases (February 2019)

All Upcoming Events

ALA Autumn Conference 2021

Tuesday 9 November 2021

ALA Council

Tuesday 7 December 2021

ALA Starter for Ten – England & Wales 2022

Tuesday 22 February 2022 - Thursday 24 February 2022