McNeill takes up the Scottish land law cause

The Scottish Landowners Federation (SLF), which is embroiled in a row with Government over reform of land law in Scotland, has recruited its first public affairs co-ordinator.

The Scottish Landowners Federation (SLF), which is embroiled in a

row with Government over reform of land law in Scotland, has recruited

its first public affairs co-ordinator.



Former Scottish Office deputy information head Alistair McNeill joined

the federation this Monday.



Last week the land reform policy group published a Green Paper outlining

the Government’s plans for Scottish land law reform. Among its proposals

are measures to give local communities first refusal on whether to

purchase land that comes up for sale from private landlords.



The federation, which has 3,500 members, has not employed in-house PR

officers before. Rural PR and marketing specialist Playfair Walker

handled media relations for the federation, and will continue in that

role.



McNeill will help the federation respond to the new political agenda set

by the elections to the Scottish parliament later this year, as well as

the increasing pressure for land reform.



’There was a feeling that there should be a stronger link established

between the SLF and its consultancy because of the growing issues

surrounding the SLF and the rising temperature in Scotland in general,’

said McNeill.



McNeill has spent the last year co-ordinating preparations for press and

broadcasting services for the new parliament.



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