SCOTLAND’S land reform process has taken another step forward, with the appointment of the six people who will constitute the country's first Land Commission.
The first five land commissioners, subject to Parliamentary approval, will be Andrew Thin, Professor David Adams, Megan MacInnes, Lorne MacLeod, and Dr Sally Reynolds. They will be joined by Dr Bob McIntosh as the inaugural tenant farming commissioner.
Mr Thin, who has been selected by ministers as chairman, is currently the Government's Independent Advisor on Tenant Farming, and has extensive experience in such posts, particularly through the establishment of the Cairngorm National Park Authority and a long stint at Scottish Natural Heritage.
Professor David Adams, Professor of Property and Urban Studies at Glasgow University, has significant experience of planning and development, land reform and urban issues. He was an adviser to the Land Reform Review Group, particularly with regard to urban issues.
Lorne MacLeod is a chartered accountant, commercial director of a retail and distribution business on Skye, and is currently chairman of Community Land Scotland and a board member of Storas Uibhist.
Dr Sally Reynolds is an active crofter and livestock keeper, and coordinates the Lewis and Harris Greylag Goose Management Scheme on behalf of SNH. An agricultural consultant with a PhD in mathematical ecology, she is currently development officer for the Carloway Estate Trust on Lewis. 
Crofter Megan MacInnes has considerable expertise in land reform, land management, community empowerment and human rights. She has worked in Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos, for both NGOs and agribusiness companies, improving protection of land rights. 
Dr Bob McIntosh CBE is a retired civil servant with extensive experience in public policy, in particular in land management and forestry. He was the SG Director for Environment and Forestry between 2012 and 2015, and before that served as the director of Forestry Commission Scotland. He has been a partner in a 650 acre hill farm for 15 years.
The Scottish Tenant Farmers Association welcomed the appointments. Chairman Christopher Nicholson said: “The Commissioners will have an important role to play in the next chapter of land reform in Scotland and between them they have skills and experience applicable not only to all the key rural interests but also urban issues.
“In particular STFA looks forward to working with Dr Bob McIntosh, the Tenant Farming Commissioner. His role will be vital to the successful implementation of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 and the continuing improvement of landlord – tenant relationships in addition to shaping future policy and reforms."