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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


Stage 1 - General principles

Committees examine the Bill and gather views. They produce reports before MSPs debate the Bill in the Chamber. MSPs then decide on the purpose (“general principles”) of the Bill.

The Bill is at Stage 1

Committee Examination

The lead committee for this Bill is the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee

Find out more about this committee

Submit your views

The lead committee held a call for views on the Bill. 

The call for views closed on 21 May 2024 at 11:59pm.

Read responses to the call for views

Who spoke to the lead committee in the Parliament

MSPs met with people in committee meetings to discuss what the Bill will do.

Minutes of 26 March 2024 (in private)

Video and Official Report of all public meetings will be added when available.


Committee correspondence sent and received while the Bill progressed through Parliament

Further information following the informal Scottish Government briefing on the Land Reform Bill

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands, 14 May 2024

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: Scottish Government view on protected subject-matter

Letter from the Minister for Parliamentary Business, 28 March 2024

Read all the correspondence received on this Bill

Work by other committees

Work by other committees will be added in due course.

Committee report

The lead committee will publish its stage 1 report before the debate on the general principles of the Bill.