Improving transparency in land ownership in Scotland: a consultation on controlling interests in land


A consultation on proposals for regulations to require the disclosure of persons with controlling interest in landowners and tenants in a register to be held by the Registers of Scotland.

Why We Are Consulting

Section 39 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act enables Scottish Ministers to make regulations to provide for the disclosure and publication of information on controlling interests in landowners and tenants.

The purpose of these regulations is to improve transparency in relation to the individuals who are taking decisions in matters relating to land. The Scottish Government is keen to ensure that land in Scotland is sustainably owned, used and developed in the interests of landowners, communities and wider society.

Improved information about who controls landowners and tenants in Scotland will help to empower people, including community groups, and give them the opportunity to understand who is in control of land.

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Key Dates

Status: Open

Runs from 11 Sep 2016 to 5 Dec 2016
Results expected 30 December 2016
Feedback expected 31 January 2017

Other Information


  • People of Scotland


  • Environment and Climate Change