This document uses the following definitions throughout. These definitions are specific to this document.
Community: refers to local people, and includes communities based on geography and common interest. To benefit from Community Empowerment and Community Right to Buy legislation, a local community group will have to take on a formal legal structure, by setting up a company limited by guarantee, a SCIO or a community benefit society.
Land: Land refers to all land in Scotland, including urban and rural. Land includes any buildings on that land.
Land management: land management refers to the manner in which land is managed, for example: to maximise biodiversity; for maximum crop yield; developed; regenerated; left derelict.
Land manager: Land manager refers to those who make decisions relating to land and buildings. This may be land owners, but may also be tenants, agents or employees of the land owner, for example: tenant farmers; estate managers; crofters; factors; letting agents; commercial lease holders. This may be individuals, public, private or third-sector organisations.
Land owner: Land owner refers to those who own land. This may be individuals, public, private or third-sector organisations.
Land user: land user refers to those who enjoy legitimate rights to use land.
Land use: land use refers to category of use, for example: farming; forestry; housing; recreation; nature reserve.