Posts Tagged: Scottish Government

Consultation: community right to buy abandoned / neglected / detrimental land

The Scottish Government’s Community Land Team is holding a consultation on proposals for secondary legislation for the community right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land. Community Land Scotland will be making a response to this and will be consulting its members in due course. A copy of the consultation can be accessed here. The consultation seeks… Read more »

Another £10million for community buy-outs

The Scottish Government have announced that the Scottish Land Fund will continue until 2020 and support will be trebled to £10 million a year to help communities buy their own land. The previous Land Fund awarded £9 million over three years to 52 communities throughout Scotland. Of the 500,000 acres of land already in community ownership, over 90,000… Read more »

Community Right to Buy – new guidance docs

The Scottish Government have recently published the following guidance documents about the forthcoming changes to the Community Right to Buy; Changes to the Community Right to Buy process Community Right to Buy – an information leaflet for community bodies, land owners and other interested parties Community Right to Buy – Information for Communities Community Right to… Read more »

Land Reform – a statement from Aileen McLeod MSP

In a statement regarding the Land Reform Bill, community ownership and the role of Community Land Scotland, Minister for Environment, Land Reform and Climate Change, Dr Aileen McLeod said: The Land Reform Bill will fundamentally change the relationship between the people of Scotland and the land that we live, work and depend on. This Bill is the… Read more »

Scot Gov releases action plan for 1million acre target

The Scottish Government have recently published an action plan for reaching the target of one million acres into community ownership by 2020, which was set by then-First Minister Alex Salmond at our Annual Conference 2013. Lorne MacLeod, chair of Community Land Scotland said; “We see this as very positive. The target will be tough to… Read more »

Scottish Government funding awarded to promote community land ownership

We’re pleased to announce that the Scottish Government have awarded us £175,000 over the next three years to promote community ownership across Scotland. Chair of Community Land Scotland, Lorne MacLeod said: “Community Land Scotland is delighted that the Scottish Government is recognising through this grant that our organisation and members have an important role to play over… Read more »

Community Right to Buy – Scot Gov Impact Evaluation

The Scottish Government have yesterday (12.10.15) published a report evaluating the impact of community right to buy legislation over the last 10 years. Dr. Aileen McLeod, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform said “The report identifies examples of successes by community groups purchasing land through Community Right to Buy and also identifies barriers… Read more »