Get involved in land reform discussion

Angus residents are being encouraged to get involved in the conversation on land reform via a popular free online webinar series which coaches people on how to make the most of opportunities with the land and buildings around them.

The Scottish Land Commission’s ‘Land @ Lunch’ webinars share insights and learnings on land rights and responsibilities during free lunchtime webinars.

After the first instalment was a major success, the 45-minute, informal lunchtime sessions will explore topics such as what Common Good land is and how it is managed.

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Other topics including rural housing and vacant and derelict land will also be covered.

The series will run fortnightly on Wednesdays from January 18 to March 29 and will share knowledge with attendees on how they can get involved in local land use decision-making to make a positive change.

Emma Cooper, head of land rights and responsibilities at the Scottish Land Commission, said: “The positive feedback from the first series of sessions highlighted how eager people across Scotland are to learn about and engage in discussions about the land around them and the role they can play in it.

“It’s crucial that we provide individuals with the tools and knowledge around land rights and responsibilities to ensure they know how to make a positive difference.

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“As we look to do that, our ‘Land @ Lunch’ series aims to share ideas, allow people to join in on discussions, stimulate action and signpost people to useful tools and support a range of land reform topics.”

The webinars aim to offer people the knowledge and tools to understand how Scottish land is used and manged and allow participants to engage in conversation relating to topical issues at the heart of Scotland’s land. These are free, open to everyone, and informal, so participants are invited to take part whether they are at home or at work.

The commission’s Land Right and Responsibilities Protocols set out advice on how landowners, land managers and communities can work together to make better and fairer decisions about land use. Further details at More information about the Scottish Land Commission can be found at