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Scottish Parliament Debates Bunchrew Land Declaration

On 06/08/14 a Members debate was held in the Scottish Parliament regarding the Bunchrew Land Declaration following Motion S4M-09502 lodged in support of the Declaration by Rhoda Grant MSP. Rhoda commented, “The Bunchrew Land Declaration is a unifying statement that acknowledges and commits us to developing new land ownership patterns in Scotland, taking a people… Read more »

Funded Pilot Scheme Looking for Future Food Growers

A new £30k pilot scheme aimed at encouraging enterprise in the food growing industry and providing people across the UK and Ireland with the opportunity to create a sustainable livelihood has recently been launched. The joint ‘Growing Livelihoods’ initiative between philanthropic organisation, Carnegie UK Trust, the Plunkett Foundation and the Land Settlement Association Charitable Trust… Read more »

LRRG Report – Statement of Support

Land Reform Review Group report – a golden opportunity The above statement of support is put forward by the Scottish Community Alliance, Community Woodlands Association, Development Trusts Association Scotland, Community Land Scotland, and Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations as strongly welcoming the recent publication of the Land Reform Review Group Report: ‘The Land of Scotland… Read more »

Initial Reaction to LRRG Report

Reacting to the publication of the Land Reform Review Group’s long awaited report, David Cameron, Chair of Community Land Scotland and a leading advocate of the need for more radical land reform measures, said “I very much welcome the publication of the report. This is a very substantial and comprehensive piece of work and we… Read more »

SSE Sustainable Development Fund – Grant secured by Aigas Community Forest

Congratulations due to our members Aigas Community Forest who have recently been awarded a £20,000 grant from SSE Highland Sustainable Development Fund towards the purchase and development of Aigas Forest. This provides them with the match finding required to complete purchase of 50ha of the forest and to employ a part-time Development Officer for 2… Read more »

Powers needed over Scottish land grabbing

A Scottish landowner plans to buy up thousands upon thousands of acres additional land to forge a vast uninterrupted wilderness and become Scotland’s largest landowner (Press and Journal 21 April 2014). Following the revelations, Community Land Scotland the representative body of community landowners is calling for new powers to be available to test whether such… Read more »

Reaction: Land Economic Report

Eloquent Statement on need for more land reform Community Land Scotland commenting on Scottish Land and Estates economic report said, This report offers a lot of very useful insights into land economy issues. It is particularly striking to see ownership in so few hands and those same hands for sometimes centuries. It demonstrates just what… Read more »