Date lodged: 7 July 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what areas are being considered for the location of the Scottish Land Commission and whether South Uist is being considered as a possible location.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 27 July 2016
In line with the established Scottish Government policy and as stated in the Financial Memorandum which accompanied the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill on introduction, we are considering options for locating the commission within the existing Scottish Government estate.
Co-location with other public bodies or agencies makes it easier to achieve value for money and results in enhanced collaboration opportunities across the public sector and reduced CO2 emissions.