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*Prize Draw* Support community landowners. Explore the West Coast

Enter the new year with a chance to win £50 vouchers for Caledonian MacBrayne – explore Scotland’s stunning west coast, and visit some of our member communities Individuals across the UK, and further afield, who believe in building a more diverse model of land ownership for Scotland and supporting community land ownership, have signed up as Community Land Scotland Supporters…. Read more »

New Year Reflections from the Chair

As we find ourselves in the early days of 2016, I think this is a good opportunity to reflect on all that has been achieved by Community Land Scotland during the past year. A huge amount of work has been undertaken in terms of input to the Community Empowerment Act, the development of the Land Reform… Read more »

Short speeches on Land Reform and Human Rights

On 9th December 2015, Scottish Human Rights Commission held an “Innovation Day” Conference at Dynamic Earth. We have published this paper comprising of the four short speeches delivered at the panel breakout session on the day. The speeches, in turn, were delivered by: Peter Peacock of Community Land Scotland; Megan MacInnes of Global Witness; Dr Kirsteen Shields of Dundee University;… Read more »

*Job opportunities* Pairc Trust recruiting for Development Manager & Admin Officer

With Pairc Estate now in community ownership, Pairc Trust are appointing two members of staff who will work with the Directors of the Trust and the community to develop and take forward plans to benefit local residents and crofters. The vacancies are: Development Manager – salary £32,000 pa Administrative Officer – salary £15,000 pa The posts are based at… Read more »

Land Reform & Human Rights – new paper published

Megan MacInnes (advisor to campaign group Global Witness) and Dr Kirsteen Shields (lecturer in Public Law and Human Rights at the University of Dundee) have this month published a paper entitled The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill and Human Rights: Key Points and Recommendations. The Abstract follows: This paper supports the view that human rights can be… Read more »