Rules of Court

The procedures under which the Court operates are set out in The Rules of the Scottish Land Court Order 2014, SSI 2014 No. 229. The Scottish Statutory Instrument containing the Schedule of Rules can be seen at www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2014/229.

You may also download a copy of the Rules of Court from this web site in Portable Document Format (PDF). (40 pages, approx. 448 Kbytes.)

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Practice Notes

The Court has also issued a number of Practice Notes giving guidance to parties on how the Court would usually deal with some specific types of application, notably resumptions. (“Resuming” is the process by which a landlord can, with the Court’s approval, take land from a croft or from common grazings). The notes are available on this site as follows:

Further information

You can find further information on the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991, the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003, the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 and the Small Landholders Acts 1911 to 1932 in