Lands Tribunal for Scotland

The Lands Tribunal for Scotland is a tribunal with jurisdiction over land and property in Scotland, relating to title obligations, compulsory purchase and other private rights. The Tribunal was established under the Lands Tribunal Act 1949, which also created the separate Lands Tribunal in England and Wales and Northern Ireland.

Lands Tribunal for Scotland
Crest of the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom in Scotland
Established1971
LocationEdinburgh
Composition methodAppointed by the Lord President
Authorized byLands Tribunal Act 1949
Appeals toCourt of Session
Number of positions3
Websitewww.lands-tribunal-scotland.org.uk
President
CurrentlyLord Minginish
Since2014

Although the statutory basis of the Lands Tribunal for Scotland was the Lands Tribunal Act 1949, the Tribunal itself was not actually created until 1971, as there was not considered a sufficient amount of work to be undertaken. The Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970 gave the Lands Tribunal new powers to discharge title conditions, which prompted its actual establishment in March 1971.

The Tribunal is based in George House, on George Street in Edinburgh.