Land Reform in a Net Zero Nation

The use and ownership of Scotland’s land is one of the main questions for our environment, society and economy in the future.

The next Land Reform Bill will make significant changes to the legal and policy framework governing the system of ownership, management and use of land in Scotland.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig has submitted a response to the consultation paper: Land reform in a Net Zero Nation.

The response includes the points:

If Gàidhlig is to survive, and thrive, in its traditional communities then the communities themselves need to thrive. This is recognised in Scottish Government’s National Islands Plan.  

Landowners in the Local Authority areas of Highland Council, Argyll & Bute Council, and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in particular should be compelled to act to develop their communities socially, economically, and culturally. That will include supporting and encouraging the development of Gàidhlig and related culture which could be set out in Land Management Plans.

The full response can be read here.

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