Meet our Supporters

Ian Gillies

  Being from Tiree Ian is keep to support community landownership: ‘I would like to see a reduction in rural and island depopulation and community ownership of land could be a vital part of this.’

John Emmeus Davis

John Emmeus Davis is a city planner based in the United States. He is a founding partner of Burlington Associates in Community Development, a national consulting cooperative established in 1993. He previously served for ten years as director of housing for the City of Burlington, Vermont under Mayor Bernie Sanders and his successor, Mayor Peter… Read more »

Bill Wigram

I retired from business twenty years ago aged fifty five, and since then have been teaching people about their healing gifts. When my children were young we spent all our holidays at my in-laws cottage by Kilfinichen Bay on Mull, and I loved everything about the spectacular hills and cliffs of Ardmeanach. I support Community… Read more »

Alan Short

Before retiring, Alan Short taught History and also Outdoor Education for many years in the Grampian area. He has spent a lot of time canoeing and walking through the Scottish landscape –always with an eye open to the evidence of its changing history. ‘Communities have always been at the heart of Scotland’s landscape but land… Read more »

John Kinsley

John is an architect with a particular interest in community led housing. Having led one of the first urban community led housing projects in Scotland which completed recently in Portobello, Edinburgh, he is now in talks with a number of groups across Scotland. In addition to design and construction expertise, he can provide advice on… Read more »

Ian Ross

I am a forester by profession and for over 30 years lectured at the Scottish School of Forestry – initially full-time and then as a part-time visiting lecturer. My teaching inputs included Forest and Social Policy. I have held a number of other roles and offices including – Highland Councillor and also chairman of SNH…. Read more »

Sophie Jerram

Nga mihi nui; big greetings. I am really excited to hear about your work from across the seas in New Zealand/Aotearoa.  A few years ago I read Heather Menzies’ Reclaiming the Commons; a book which woke me up to the effect of the Highland Clearances.  She is a Canadian who returned to Scotland to examine… Read more »

Jodi MacLeod

Jodi MacLeod lives on the Isle of Mull where she grew up and works on the Our Island Home project for Rural Housing Scotland. The project seeks to help young people in the Hebrides remain in their island communities through access to affordable housing. Jodi supports Community Land Scotland because… “Community Land Scotland represents an… Read more »

Sally Reynolds

Sally Reynolds was born and brought-up in Ness on the Isle of Lewis. Seven years ago, after ten years on the mainland, she returned to the island. Sally is a keen crofter and actively involved in the local community. After 5 years as an agricultural consultant, she decided there must be more to life than IACS forms and… Read more »

Norman MacAskill

Norman MacAskill worked until recently as a senior manager in the third sector with responsibility for rural policy and rural development initiatives. He now works for the charity Lead Scotland, which seeks to widen access to learning for disabled young people and adults and carers across Scotland. Norman supports Community Land Scotland because… Community Land Scotland… Read more »