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Scottish Land Fund to be extended to urban areas

It has now been confirmed that the new Scottish Land Fund (2016-20) will extend to urban areas. A launch date for the fund, which will have an increased budget of £10million/year, will be advised in due course. If you wish to note an interest contact BIG’s enquiry line on 0300 123 7110 or email enquiries.scotland@biglotteryfund.org.uk

BLOG: How does the Land Reform Bill shape up to international land rights standards?

Community Land Scotland is pleased to publish an important piece of work by Megan MacInnes which analyses the Land Reform Bill currently before the Scottish Parliament against the provisions on the internationally agreed Voluntary Guidance on the Governance of Tenure. This is possibly the first such analysis comparing Scotland’s land reform proposal against internationally agreed… Read more »

Scottish Government funding awarded to promote community land ownership

We’re pleased to announce that the Scottish Government have awarded us £175,000 over the next three years to promote community ownership across Scotland. Chair of Community Land Scotland, Lorne MacLeod said: “Community Land Scotland is delighted that the Scottish Government is recognising through this grant that our organisation and members have an important role to play over… Read more »

Community Right to Buy – Scot Gov Impact Evaluation

The Scottish Government have yesterday (12.10.15) published a report evaluating the impact of community right to buy legislation over the last 10 years. Dr. Aileen McLeod, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform said “The report identifies examples of successes by community groups purchasing land through Community Right to Buy and also identifies barriers… Read more »

We’re 5 Years Old!

Community Land Scotland was established in the autumn of 2010 by 17 founding member communities who came together to give a space for knowledge exchange between Scotland’s community landowners and to address the fact that the issue of land reform was all but absent from the political agenda and public mind. Today, as we represent over 60 communities… Read more »

Scottish Land Fund helps bring more of Scotland into community ownership

We are delighted to hear that two of our members, Movern Community Development Co. and Scourie Community Development Co. are recipients of investment from the latest round of the Scottish Land Fund. Morvern CDC received £127,000 which will go towards the purchase of two plots of land in Lochaline on the Morvern peninsula, one plot under the National Forest Land Scheme…. Read more »

£10million harbour project opened in South Uist

Congratulations are due to community landowners Stòras Uibhist, who have delivered the £10 million Lochboisdale harbour development project; officially opened on Saturday 5th September by Deputy First Minister John Swinney. The major regeneration project has created new marine and leisure facilities and provided access to land for community, residential and commercial development at Lochboisdale, South… Read more »