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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 »

More communities benefitting from Scottish Land Fund

The last awards under the current Scottish Land Fund programme have just been announced, alongside the announcement from the First Minister that the Fund will be increased to £10 million from 2016-20. The new programme opens in April 2016, and details will be announced in the New Year. Watch this space. Our congratulations go to three of our member… Read more »

*Job opportunity* Executive Officer, Assynt Foundation

Community Land Scotland members, The Assynt Foundation, are seeking to appoint an Executive Officer to oversee the running of the Foundation. This is a new and demanding full time post (35 hrs/week) that requires a diverse range of management and leadership skills and offers excellent opportunities to contribute to the development of the organisation. Salary circa £35K Deadline… Read more »