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Bills and Laws

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

The Bill aims to reform the law around large landholdings and certain types of leases of land.

The Bill is at Stage 1



The Scottish Government introduces the Bill and accompanying documents to the Parliament which publishes the Bill.

The Bill was introduced on 13 March 2024

Bill as introduced

Crown consent

This Bill requires Crown consent. It is expected that this consent will be signified at Stage 3.

Related information from the Scottish Government on the Bill

Explanatory Notes 

Explanation of the Bill

Policy Memorandum

Why the Bill is being introduced

Financial Memorandum 

How much the Bill is likely to cost

Delegated Powers Memorandum

Information on the powers the Bill gives the Scottish Ministers and others to make “secondary legislation” (usually regulations) and to the Scottish Ministers (such as to make guidance).

Statements on Legislative Competence

Statements on whether the Bill is within the Parliament’s “legislative competence” (if the Parliament has the power to make the changes to the law proposed by the Bill).

Scottish Parliament research on the Bill

Read the research done by the Scottish Parliament on specific parts of the Bill:

A research briefing will be published in due course.