Highlands & Islands

Community Land Scotland welcomes reform review

A review of land reform in Scotland could "truly transform" the country and create a more just society, according to Community Land Scotland.

The organisation which represents community landowners said it was pleased with the remit of the new Land Reform Review Group.

The group of experts has been set up by the Scottish government.

It will look at the legislation, consider potential reform, and report back to ministers.

David Cameron, chairman of Community Land Scotland, said the effects of the review could be transformational.

In July, First Minister Alex Salmond said he hoped the group would "deliver radical change" for both rural and urban areas.

It will be chaired by former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Dr Alison Elliot.

Land reform campaigner Prof James Hunter and Dr Sarah Skerratt, who have experience of the Highlands and Islands and rural development, will be vice-chair people.

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