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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 »

Reflections on the evolution of Scottish land law; read short lecture by Prof. Jim Hunter

We’re happy to publish this fascinating short lecture by Prof. Jim Hunter given to a recent gathering of Sheriffs serving the Grampian, Highlands and Islands Sheriffdom, on aspects of the history and development of land law in Scotland and the first recognition of the `human rights’ of the people. Jim’s new book, on which he touches here,… Read more »

Landward & Out of Doors on iplayer

In case you missed these land reform specials… Watch In a special edition of Landward, the team tackle land reform and hear from those who may be affected. Dougie visits a small community group in Mull, and Euan meets the country’s largest landowner, the Duke of Buccleuch. The 30 minute programme is available to watch… Read more »

Storr Plans in Staffin – Call for Local Views

Residents of Staffin are being asked to support an aspiration to manage a visitor site at the foot of the Old Man of Storr. Community Land Scotland member Staffin Community Trust (SCT) has been in talks with Highland Council – which owns an 82-hectare site from the Storr’s roadside upwards – about improving the visitor experience at the… Read more »

*Job Opportunities* 3 vacancies to join the HIE Community Assets Team

3 great job opportunities available with the Highlands & Islands Enterprise Community Assets Team: Strengthening Communities Development Manager (Innse Gall) Salary: £26,229 – £29,907 Location: Stornoway or Benbecula Closing date: 22 November 2015 Full details and how to apply   Scottish Land Fund Adviser Salary: £26,229 – £29,907 Location: Lochgilphead or potentially Glasgow/West of Scotland Fixed… Read more »

Starting the conversation ‐ Land Agents & Community Landowners

We were pleased to welcome delegates to our event in Perth on Tuesday 10th November, entitled ‘Community Land Ownership ‐ What’s it all about?‘. The event was aimed at land agents and chartered surveyors in Scotland to learn more about the growing sector of community land ownership. Delegates represented a broad range of property consultancy, land valuation and estate agencies… Read more »

We are recruiting!

We bring you an exciting opportunity to join Community Land Scotland. We’re looking for a Development Manager to help us support Scotland’s community landowners and further the promotion of community land ownership throughout Scotland. Community Land Scotland Development Manager Salary: £27,500 p.a Terms: Full time post for up to 3 years Location: Anywhere in Scotland… Read more »