This report – launched on 13 September 2018 – has been published jointly by Inherit and Community Land Scotland.

The research is about how we define ‘landscape’, and how the way this is done affects people’s ability to develop as communities and to influence decisions about the land. It was undertaken in response to concerns about the potential for landscape policy to act as a barrier to rural renewal in Scotland, and to efforts to address the ongoing depopulation of already sparsely-populated areas.


For further information about the project, see the Our Work section of our website.


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Policy brief on the new historic environment policy for Scotland

This policy brief was published on 15th June 2018, in response to a consultation by Historic Environment Scotland on the approach being taken to the policy and on the issues and topics the policy should cover.

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