About this site

This page sets out some helpful information about the Court web site, covering:


The Court is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our web site. Visitors may access this site in its entirety without giving up any personal data whatsoever.

We do not attempt to collect any personal information about you through the web site unless you provide it to us voluntarily; for example, by sending us email or filling in our enquiry form. We use this data only for the purpose for which you provide it; for example, to reply to a question you have asked.

Any personal data collected through this web site shall be treated as confidential in line with the data protection principles of the United Kingdom Data Protection Act 1998. We shall not give your name, address, email address or any other details to any third party except as may be strictly necessary if you proceed to apply to the Court for resolution of a dispute.

This web site contains links to other web sites. The Scottish Land Court is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of those web sites. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of every web site that collects personal data. This privacy statement applies solely to this web site, www.scottish-land-court.org.uk.

No cookies

Cookies are tiny text files that are placed on your computer by many web sites that you visit. Amongst other things, they help to identify you as a first time or returning visitor to a web site. Because cookies can be set to track web browsing activity on your computer, some people have privacy concerns about their use. This web site uses no cookies whatsoever.


We acknowledge the provisions of the United Kingdom Equality Act 2010 in so far as they apply to web sites. By embracing good practices in design, coding and testing, we have tried to make this site simple and accessible to all visitors — no matter what browsing software or assistive technology they may be using. With the exception of downloadable forms and supporting documents necessarily in PDF or Microsoft Word formats, we believe that all pages on this site satisfy Conformance Level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you find something that needs improvement to make the site even more accessible, please let us know.

If you would like tips on how to make the web in general more accessible for you, the BBC My Web My Way site explains many ways that you can change settings in your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse to improve your experience.

Responsive design

Internet use has changed significantly since this web site was first published in 2002, most notably with the growth of mobile computing. To serve visitors well, web sites now need to be designed to offer an optimal viewing experience — easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling — across a wide range of devices from mobile phones to desktop computer screens. In May 2014, our web site was rebuilt using up-to-date standards (HTML5 and CSS3) and responsive web design techniques — meaning that the web site alters the presentation and layout of pages to better suit the screen on which it is being viewed. A given page may not look exactly the same on a mobile phone as it does on a desktop computer, but the text and any important images are identical.

These changes should mean a better experience of the site for you, regardless of the hardware and software you are using.

Web site credits

This web site was designed and built and is maintained and hosted by DECEMBER14 Web Design Studio, Edinburgh. The text was written by the Chairman, Members and staff of the Court. See humans.txt for more details.

Copyright to the contents and visual appearance of this web site lies with the Scottish Land Court. You may copy or print pages from this site for your own use, without formal permission or charge. You may not copy, reproduce or redistribute any part of this site in any manner for any other purpose without the written permission of the Court.

Use of the source code and graphics underlying this web site is governed by the terms of the licence.


The Scottish Land Court seeks to ensure that the information published on this web site is up to date and accurate. However, the information on the web site does not constitute legal or professional advice and the Scottish Land Court cannot accept any liability for actions arising from its use. The Scottish Land Court cannot be held responsible for the contents of any other web site referenced by an external link.