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Giant Step Forward for Community Purchase of Pairc Estate

Pairc Trust, who have been trying to buy the Pairc Estate in south-east Lewis on behalf of the local community for the past 11 years, have now concluded missives for an amicable estate transfer from the current private landlord, it was announced at the Trust’s AGM on Thursday 14th May. The date of entry is… Read more »

Dynamic individual required to take forward ACT Argyll

ACT Argyll is a new company owned by the charity Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust.  ACT Argyll delivers environmental contracts for a range of partners whilst offering a progressive structure for training and skills. Skills and Contracts Manager Required to lead, manage and secure ongoing contract work for our teams in Oban… Read more »

Successful acquisition of Carloway Estate by the community

Press Release from Carloway Estate Trust 1st May 2015 Today signifies a great step forward for Carloway Estate Trust, we have been on a three year journey which proved to be exciting, challenging and hard working but we have now achieved the goal that the community entrusted us with, and we see it as a great… Read more »

Official launch of Campbeltown’s Discover Space UK bid

Today Machrihanish Airbase Community Company are officially launching Campbeltown’s Discover Space UK bid to become the UK’s first spaceport – revealing it is the only shortlisted candidate already twice approved for space flight. The community-owned airbase in Machrihanish in Kintyre – nicknamed ‘the UK’s Area 51’– is one of five sites shortlisted by the UK Government… Read more »

Call for Directors for Community Land Scotland

The board of Community Land Scotland would like to invite nominations for the two director vacancies arising on its board.Angus Robertson and Iain MacIver will stand down from the board at the AGM on 21st May 2015 and neither intends to seek re-election for a further term. I should be grateful if you would send… Read more »

Highland Housing Boost

Press release 21.04.2015   Community owned projects are helping increase the number of affordable homes in the Highlands. Helmsdale & District Development Trust (HDDT) is spearheading a new community led housing development having built four new homes in the Highland village of Helmsdale, backed by £110,000 of Scottish Government investment. Local people have also been… Read more »

Urras Energy Strides Ahead

Press Release from Urras Energy Society 14.04.2015 Hot on the heels of its successful community share offer, Urras Energy Society has raced ahead with site preparation works for its two new wind turbines at Baile an Truiseil on the west side of Lewis. Foundation build for the new turbines is due to get underway imminently. Despite… Read more »

Community Land Scotland Annual Conference 2015

Booking forms and draft programme are now available for our Annual Conference 2015, to be held at New Drumossie Hotel, Inverness over the 21st and 22nd of May 2015. The fringe exhibition can be viewed from 11.00am and registration will be from 11.30am on Thursday 21st May. The Conference will include opening address by Professor Jim Hunter,… Read more »

Clearances Country challenges perceptions of wild land

News Release 21/03/15 Rob Gibson SNP MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross has called into question whether core ‘wild land’ should instead be badged as Clearances Country. History shows that much more of Scotland was regularly settled than settlement patterns today suggest. The removal of people from fertile inland glens and straths to the coasts… Read more »