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  • 31 May 2024

    In this 19th monthly update, a further 102 holdings have been added covering an additional 89,381 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 99.9%. The percentage of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 0.06%. There are only 2 records that are not now current to within one year. They are taking a little while to update due to complexities.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    3202 + NFE 5,538,771 13,686,303 71.9%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    3200 99.9% 13,680,250 99.96% 2 0.06%

    30 April 2024

    In this 18th monthly update, a further 100 holdings have been added covering an additional 110,671 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 99.9%. The percentage of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 0.06%. There are only 2 records that are not now current to within one year. They are taking a little while to update due to complexities.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    3100 + NFE 5,502,599 13,596,922 71.4%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    3098 99.9% 13,590,868 99.96% 2 0.06%

    31 March 2024

    In this 17th monthly update, a further 59 holdings have been added covering an additional 40,725 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 99.9%. The percentage of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 0.07%. There are only 2 records that are not now current to within one year. They are (still) taking a little while to update due to complexities. Please also note that I have recalculated the figure used for the extent of rural Scotland. Previously I was using a figure of 18,924,516 ha (7,658,647 ha) which I have been using for many years. Recalculating this figure from OS MHWS data and NRS Settllement data gives a figure of 19,033,295 acres (7,702,669 ha). This is a large figure and thus the percentage coverage has dropped even whilst I have increased the coverage by 40,725 acres. I may further review this figure to use Mean Low Water Springs as the foreshore can and is owned by public and private interests.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    3000 + NFE 5,457,811 13,486,251 71.0%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    2998 99.9% 13,480,198 99.96% 2 0.07%

    29 February 2024

    In this 16th monthly update, a further 61 holdings have been added covering an additional 93,908 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 99.9%. The percentage of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 0.07%. There are only 2 records that are not now current to within one year. They are taking a little while to update due to complexities.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    2941 + NFE 5,441,330 13,445,526 71.05%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    2939 99.9% 13,439,473 99.95% 2 0.07%

    31 January 2024

    In this 15th monthly update, a further 60 holdings have been added covering an additional 100,525 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 99.9%. The percentage of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 0.07%. There are only 2 records that are not now current to within one year. They are taking a little while to update due to complexities.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    2880 + NFE 5,403,326 13,351,619 70.55%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    2878 99.9% 13,345,566 99.95% 2 0.07%

    31 December 2023

    In this 14th monthly update, a further 50 holdings have been added covering an additional 51,286 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 99.9%. The percentage of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 0.1%. There are only 3 records that are not now current to within one year. They are taking a little while to update due to complexities.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    2820 + NFE 5,362,644 13,251,093 70%

     

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    2817 99.9% 13,239,749 99.9% 3 0.1%

    30 November 2023

    In this 13th monthly update, a further 110 holdings have been added covering an additional 124,449 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 99.9%. The percentage of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 0.1%. There are only 3 records that are not now current to within one year. They are taking a little while to update due to complexities.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    2770 + NFE 5,341,889 13,199,808 69.7%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    2767 99.9% 13,188,464 99.9% 3 0.1%

    31 October 2023

    In this 12th monthly update, a further 110 holdings have been added covering an additional 106,653 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 99.1%. The percentage of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 0.3%.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    2660 + NFE 5,291,525 13,075,358 69.1%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    2635 99.1% 12,985,791 99.3.0% 9 0.3%

    30 September 2023

    In this 11th monthly update, a further 50 holdings have been added covering an additional 21,172 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 97.9%. The percentage of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 0.5%.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    2550 + NFE 5,248363 12,968,705 68.5%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    2496 97.9% 12,787,119 98.6.0% 12 0.5%

    31 August 2023

    In this 10th monthly update, a further 50 holdings have been added covering an additional 46,657 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 96.1%. The percentage of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 1.6%.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    2500 + NFE 5,239,795 12,947,533 68.4%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    2403 96.1% 12,590,382 97.2.0% 41 1.6%

    30 June 2023

    In this 9th monthly update, a further 100 holdings have been added covering an additional 86,903 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 94.0%. The percentage of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 3.3%.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    2450 + NFE 5,220,913 12,900,876 68.2%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    2304 94.0% 12,354,988 95.8.0% 80 3.3%

    31 May 2023

    In this 8th monthly update, a further 100 holdings have been added covering an additional 116,846 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 92.1%. The percentage of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 4.8%.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    2350 + NFE 5,185,744 12,813,973 67.7%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    2164 92.1% 10,562,871 82.4.0% 112 4.8%

    30 April 2023

    In this 7th monthly update, a further 125 holdings have been added covering an additional 59,865 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 90.1%. The percentage of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 6.1%.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    2250 + NFE 5,138,457 12,697,127 67.1%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    2028 90.1% 10,176,941 80.2.0% 137 6.1%

    28 March 2023

    In this 6th monthly update, a further 115 holdings have been added covering an additional 126,194 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 86.3%. The number of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 7.7%.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    2125 + NFE 5,114,230 12,637,262 66.8%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    1833 86.3% 9,793,401 77.5.0% 209 9.8%

    28 February 2023

    In this fifth monthly update, a further 109 holdings have been added covering an additional 119,675 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 82.9%. The number of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 12.9%.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    2010 + NFE 5,063,160 12,511,068 66.1%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    1667 82.9% 9,321,976 74.5.0% 259 12.9%

    30 January 2023

    See entry for 11 September for explanation of the statistics.

    In this fourth monthly update, a further 99 holdings have been added covering an additional 117,632 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 80.6%. The number of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 14.8%.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    1901 + NFE 5,014,728 12,391,393 65.5%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    1533 80.6% 9,039,725 73.0% 281 14.8%

    31 December 2022

    See entry for 11 September for explanation of the statistics.

    In this third monthly update, a further 101 holdings have been added covering an additional 101,729 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 75.7%. The number of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 19.3%.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    1802 + NFE 4,967,123 12,273,761 64.9%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    1364 75.7% 8,590,849 70.0% 348 19.3%

    30 November 2022

    See entry for 11 September for explanation of the statistics.

    In this second update, a further 101 holdings have been added covering an additional 268,358 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 71.6%. The number of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 23.4%.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    1701 + NFE 4,925,954 12,172,032 64.3%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    1218 71.6% 8,328,765 68.4% 398 23.4%

    31 October 2022

    In this first update, a further 100 holdings have been added covering an additional 148,848 acres. The percentage of records current to within one year has increased from 57.4 % in September 2022 to 66.8%. The number of records with a currency of over five years has fallen from 36.5% in September 2022 to 28.2%.

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    1600 + NFE 4,817,351 11,903,615 62.9%

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    1068 66.8% 7,671,229 64.4% 452 28.2%

    11 September 2022

    Welcome to the newly refreshed and updated Who Owns Scotland website. This News page will be used to alert users to the latest news about the site including information about the regular monthly updates. We launch with the following information (NFE = National Forest Estate owned by Scottish Ministers).

    COVERAGE

    No. Holdings Extent (ha) Extent (acres) % of rural Scotland
    1500 + NFE 4,757,113 11,754,825 62.1%

     

    CURRENCY

    This  table shows the number and extent of holdings that are current to less that one year and the number over 5 years.

    <1 year (no.) < 1 year (no.) % <1 year (acres) <1 year (acres) % >5 years (no.) > 5 years (no.) %
    861 57.4% 6,530,013 55.6% 548 36.5%