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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 »

Extending International Connections – Membership with International Land Coalition

Community Land Scotland has been admitted into membership of the International Land Coalition (ILC) which seeks to support community land rights and land reform movements around the world. Membership was granted following a presentation our Policy Director, Peter Peacock, made to the Global Land Forum in Dakar recently and where he joined with over 400 delegates… Read more »

Completing Scotland’s Land Register

A completed land register will provide a digital map of who owns land and property across Scotland. Registers of Scotland (RoS) is the government department responsible for registering land ownership and they are currently working to complete the Land Register, in line with Scottish Government aspirations, by 2024. Voluntary applications for registration are currently being… Read more »

Scottish Parliament holding Public Meeting on Land Reform Bill (Skye)

The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee is coming to Skye as it continues its scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Land Reform (Scotland) Bill. The Committee will hear from invited expert witnesses on: Community right-to-buy land for sustainable development Working with communities Gathering and accessing information on those who control land Changes to use… Read more »

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill Submission

“Community Land Scotland welcomes the introduction of the Bill and many of its specific provisions and while supporting its general principles believes the Bill needs to, and can be, significantly improved and strengthened to achieve the policy objectives outlined in the Policy Memorandum.” Read full stage 1 evidence given by Community Land Scotland: RACCE Committee –… Read more »