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The Scottish Land Court is a Scottish court of law based in Edinburgh with subject-matter jurisdiction for disputes between landlords and tenants relating to agricultural tenancies and matters related to crofts and crofters.[1] The Chairman of the Scottish Land Court is ranked as a Senator of the College of Justice.

The Scottish Land Court was established under section 3 of the Small Landholders (Scotland) Act 1911, as amended by the Scottish Land Court Act 1993.[2]



The court:[3]

  • receives applications from a party (or parties) involved in a dispute
  • issues orders guiding and controlling those proceedings
  • conducts hearings to take evidence and hear the arguments of the parties to the dispute
  • gives a written decision on the case
  • reports decisions in the Scottish Land Court Reports and other publications.


The Scottish Land Court is made up of the following members:

  • Lord McGhie (Chairman)
  • Angus Macdonald
  • David Houston
  • John Smith

Chairmen of the Scottish Land Court


  1. ^ "Scottish Land Court". Scottish Land Court. 2002. Retrieved 2009-08-26. "It has authority to resolve a range of disputes, including disputes between landlords and tenants, in agriculture and crofting."  
  2. ^ "Scottish Land Court Act 1993", Acts of the United Kingdom Parliament (Office of Public Sector Information) 1993 (45): 1(1), 1993-11-05,, retrieved 2008-11-04, "The Scottish Land Court (“the Land Court”) established by section 3 of the [1911 c. 49.] Small Landholders (Scotland) Act 1911 shall continue in being."  
  3. ^ "About the Court:Overview". Scottish Land Court. 2002. Retrieved 2009-08-26. "What does the court do?"  

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