Global effort to tackle climate change and associated carbon and
natural capital investment has brought a fresh focus on how Scotland’s
rural land market is changing and the potential implications of those
changes. A greater understanding and a more accurate picture of
what is happening in Scotland’s rural land market is needed to inform
effective policy and responsible practice.

The Scottish Land Commission has published (see link) a report by Scotland’s Rural College in partnership with land agents Savills and Strutt and Parker, with support from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), looking at activity within the rural land market. The report provides a current picture of land owner, buyer and seller motivations to help understand what is happening in the market and the drivers behind it.

Drawing on available market information and interviews with sector experts and land agents, this report provides new insight that builds understanding of what is happening in the market now and why.