Improving Reporting of Land Market Transactions

  • McMorran, Rob (PI)

Project Details


The objectives for this work are to: i) analyse and report on the current pattern of activity within Scotland’s rural land market to provide an accurate picture of landowner, buyer, and seller motivations, with a specific focus on understanding of how increased demand for natural capital investment is driving activity in the land market; and ii) to develop a replicable methodology for gathering robust quantitative and qualitative data about land market activity in the future.

The proposed methodology includes: i) a scoping phase including stakeholder interviews and a rapid assessment of available evidence on land markets; ii) collation and analysis of data from Registers of Scotland on land transactions; iii) interviews with land agents and data collation from land agents; iv) synthesis of the evidence base and proposing a future approach to assessing rural land market activity and market drivers on an annual basis.
Short titleLand markets (SLC)
Effective start/end date20/11/2130/06/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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