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Strutt & Parker to assist Scottish Land Commission with market insight

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Strutt & Parker will be providing insight for a new report commissioned by the Scottish Land Commission on the rural land market in Scotland.

The Commission has been monitoring how the rural land market is changing, to better understand the impact of increased levels of demand from non-farming investors keen to produce carbon and biodiversity credits.

It also has questions around the extent to which communities are being given the opportunity to buy land, particularly when put in the context of the Scottish Government’s land reform programme.

This project will analyse and report on activity within Scotland’s rural land market during 2022.

The report will be delivered by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), with input from Strutt & Parker.

It will provide the Commission with strong evidence of what is actually happening in markets, which will support the Commission’s role in helping provide direction and strategic thinking on land reform in Scotland.  One of its priority areas is on reforming land markets to improve their efficiency and equity to support a fair and productive economy.

The project will involve getting an accurate picture from agents who buy and sell land across Scotland of the scale of the market, who are the buyers and sellers, and their motivations.

The 2022 report will be published by the Commission in early to mid 2023 and will be publicly available.

The first report in this series was published in April 2022 and was also led by SRUC with support from Strutt & Parker.

If you would like to take part in the project, a copy of the previous report or to talk about land markets in general, please contact Rob McCulloch or Jason Beedell at Strutt & Parker or Ian Merrell at SRUC.

Jason Beedell
Director, Research
Head Office, London
+44 203 7970 598
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