Scottish Land Court

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The Scottish Land Court is a Court of law. The Court’s jurisdiction is set firmly within the context of Scottish farming. It has authority to resolve a range of disputes, including disputes between landlords and tenants, in agriculture and crofting. The Court is based in Edinburgh, but holds hearings throughout Scotland.

You will find detailed information on this web site about

  • the jurisdictions and powers of the Court;
  • the process by which the Court resolves disputes;
  • what you need to do if you wish to use the Court to resolve a dispute;
  • recent decisions made by the Court.

Whilst the name of the Court is the Scottish Land Court, the Court does not have universal jurisdiction to deal with all matters relating to land. In particular the Court does not have any jurisdiction to deal with the question of ownership and heritable title to land (which are dealt with by the ordinary courts, i.e. the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session, nor does the Court have any jurisdictions in relation to urban subjects.

There is a close relationship between the Land Court and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland: they share the same offices, and the Chairman of the Land Court is also President of the Lands Tribunal. However, the work they do is quite distinct, and they have separate administrative staff and systems.

Contact Details

Postal address

The Scottish Land Court
George House
126 George Street


Tel:   0131 271 4360
Fax: 0131 271 4399

ED 259


Office Hours and Location

The Tribunals Office is normally open from 09:00  to 16:00, Monday to Friday.

Public Holidays


December 27, 28


January 3, 4
April 11, 15, 18
May 2
June 2, 3
July 18
September 19
December 5, 23*, 26, 27

* denotes half day

Due to operational demands some of the tribunals do operate on privilege holidays.


It is situated in central Edinburgh, a few minutes’ walk from both Waverley and Haymarket railway stations. The location is shown on the map on this page.

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