Scottish Land & Estates believes that a holistic view of the needs of rural communities is required, which includes affordable housing
, social considerations, adequate transport
and jobs. This should involve both public and private sector solutions. Scottish Land & Estates urges the Scottish Government to act on the needs of both accessible and remote rural Scotland, recognising that the problems of each may require different solutions.
Scottish Land & Estates also asks that the Scottish Government recognises that any realistic definition of community must include estates and land managers, community owners, owner-occupiers and farming tenants as integral to the fabric of rural life.
Scottish Land & Estates membership makes a significant contribution to sustainable rural communities, through the provision of jobs, housing, tourism
and a wide range of public benefits.