Introduction to Community Landownership – WEBINAR

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Date(s) - 16/01/2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Have you heard the term community landownership but always wondered what it meant in practice? Are you interesting in community-led development and want to know what can be achieved when communities own land?

This webinar will look at Scotland’s community land story and hear from two of our members about how they have used landownership to revitalise their communities. The Knoydart community took ownership of their land in 1999 and have since set up an independent green electricity supply, brought houses back into use, built new houses, set up a bunkhouse business, brought business facilities into use, established a community shop and developed a land management and ranger service. The community of Galson in Lewis took ownership of their estate in 2007 and have since installed three wind turbines, built a business centre, improved facilities at the local nature reserve, invested funds into local community organisations and taken over the running of the local authority recycling centre sited on the estate.

This free webinar is open to everyone.  Register your place here.

10am – Scotland’s community land story: Linsay Chalmers, Community Land Scotland
10.15am – Galson’s community land story: Carola Bell, Director, Galson Estate Trust
10.25am – Knoydart’s community land story: Angela Williams, Development Manager, Knoydart Foundation
10.35am – Q & A