FAQ

If you have a question which is not covered in the frequently asked questions below, please get in touch

Our community is interested in applying to the Scottish Land Fund once it opens. Who should we get in touch with?

In the first instance contact the Big Lottery on 0300 123 7110 or enquiries.scotland@biglotteryfund.org.uk. Once you have done this you will be allocated a Scottish Land Fund Adviser to guide you through the process. The Advisers are employed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise due to their experience of guiding communities through the buyout process.

Where can our community ask for advice on registering an interest to purchase land?

Contact the Scottish Government’s Community Assets Branch on 0300 244 9822
Address: Community Assets Branch / B1 Spur / Saughton House / Broomhouse Drive / Edinburgh / EH11 3XD

How much of Scotland’s land is currently in community ownership?

Around 540,000 acres of land is currently owned by communities. That’s around three times the area of land owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

Watch this space for further Q&A