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Rural Economy Committee hear evidence on Forestry Bill

On Wednesday of last week the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee heard thoughts from a range of industry stakeholders, including Scottish Land & Estates’ member Malcolm Nicol of Ballogie Estate, on the new Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill. 

The full session can be found here... 

Issues which the Committee and panel considered in some detail included, cross-border arrangements, the suggestion from ConFor of the appointment of Chief Forester for Scotland, the need for clarity around s.13 of the Bill around non-forestry land which is to be used to further sustainable development, the split of issues for primary and secondary legislation, and the compulsory purchase powers in the Bill, particularly the power to pass land on to local communities.

Scottish Land & Estates is due to give evidence to the Committee on 6 September and we will be working on our submission over the summer.  For more information on this contact Anne Gray t. 0131 653 5400, e. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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