ONE MONTH after it was officially established, the new Scottish Land Commission has announced a series of monthly 'meet and greet' events so that the public can find out more about its functions, meet with its commissioners and discuss priorities for land reform.

SLC chairman, Andrew Thin, said: “The Commissioners and I are really keen to get out and about to speak to people, in both urban and rural Scotland, to let them know more about the work of the Commission and to also find out what they think the priorities for land reform should be.

“By holding monthly events throughout the year from Stornoway to Dumfries, Inverurie to Clydebank, we hope to meet as many people as possible. I would encourage everyone to attend and make the most of the opportunity to meet with Commissioners to discuss the land reform agenda.

"It is important that all voices are heard and we work together to make the most of our land.”

The first of the free monthly events will take place at the Simpson Institute, Upper Largo, Fife on Thursday April 27, starting 7pm and will be followed by:

• Thursday May 25, 7pm – Thainstone Mart, Inverurie;

• Thursday June 22, 7pm – Leith Community Centre, Leith;

• Thursday July 27, 7pm – venue to be confirmed, Biggar;

• Thursday September 21, 7pm – Clydebank Town Hall, Clydebank;

• Thursday October 26, 7pm – Georgetown Community Centre, Dumfries;

• Thursday November 23, 7pm – Comrie Community Centre, Comrie;

• Thursday February 22, 2018, 7pm – The Finglas Centre, Portree, Skye;

• Thursday March 22, 2018, 7pm – Bridge Community Centre, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.

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