Our aim is to cover 75% of the privately-owned rural land in Scotland.
Of the 18 483 004 acres of rural land, 2 275 768 acres are in the ownership of public bodies and 16 207 236 acres are in the ownership of private bodies.
The survey is designed to eventually capture 75% of privately-owned rural land and thus the target acreage is 12,155 ,427 acres. I estimate that this will comprise all landholdings above a threshold of around 400 acres.
In order to do this I plan to expand the site county by county including initially only the largest properties (those over around 500 acres). One this is done, it will become clearer how much is left to do and the gaps can be filled in by progressively lowering the property acreage threshold until we have achieved the 75% target.
As of April 2013 the website contains:
1947 landholdings covering 9,826,891 acres
which, when added to 1,535,063 acres of Forestry Commission land in counties on the website
means that we have accounted for 59.5% of Scotland
or means that we have accounted for 60.6% of privately-owned rural land in Scotland
broken down as follows:
|county||no. holdings||private holdings acres||FC acres||Other Public||total acres||% of county/country|
|Ross & Cromarty||145||1,421,340||119,492||0||1,540,832||77.9|