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Changing Land Use in Rural Scotland - Drivers and Decision-Making: Rural Land Use Study Project 1 (Report)

DescriptionPart of the Rural Land Use Study, reports on research exploring current and future drivers and factors involved in decisions about the use and management of land in Scotland.
ISBN0 7559 7770 3
Official Print Publication DateNovember 2009
Website Publication DateDecember 04, 2009

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The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Forest Research, Humboldt University of Berlin, Scottish Agricultural College, and Scottish Crop Research Institute
D. Miller, G. Schwarz, L-A. Sutherland, J. Morrice, R. Aspinall, A. Barnes, K. Blackstock, K. Buchan, D. Donnelly, C. Hawes, G. McCrum, B. McKenzie, K. Matthews, Dave Miller, A. Renwick, M. Smith, G. Squire, L. Toma

ISBN 978 0 7559 7770 3 (Web only publication)
ISSN 0950 2254

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CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ACRONYMS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1 INTRODUCTION
Aims and Objectives
Report Structure
Background

2 DRIVERS
Structure
Summary of Drivers
Environmental Drivers
Demographic factors
Economic Factors
Technological Factors
Policy and Institutional Factors
Cultural and Social Factors
Discussion of Drivers with Respect to Decision-Making

3 DECISION-MAKING
Land Use Decision-Making Processes
Attitudes and Priorities
Types of Land Use Decision-maker
Key Actors, Influences and Constraints
Role of Rural Communities

4 GENERAL DISCUSSION
Drivers
Decision-making
Framework for Drivers and Decision-Making

REFERENCES

APPENDICES
1 Typology of Decision-makers
2 Telephone questionnaire
3 Summary of Drivers
4 Post-war Trends in Selected Indicators of Agricultural Land Use in Scotland
5 Forest Management Alternatives
6 Supporting Demographic Information for Scotland
7 Look-up link between Drivers, IACS Land Use Classes and ' RLUS' land use classes
8 Structural Equation Modelling of Telephone Questionnaire
9 Maps of Owned and Rented Crofts
10 Land use and cover mapping in Scotland

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.