Scottish Land Fund helps bring more of Scotland into community ownership

We are delighted to hear that two of our members, Movern Community Development Co. and Scourie Community Development Co. are recipients of investment from the latest round of the Scottish Land Fund.

Morvern CDC received £127,000 which will go towards the purchase of two plots of land in Lochaline on the Morvern peninsula, one plot under the National Forest Land Scheme. The plots will be developed to provide sites for new affordable housing, visitor accommodation and a heritage centre/gift shop in the centre of the village.

Scourie CDC will use their £54,000 of funding to purchase 1.76 hectares of land known as the Doctor’s Park located in Scourie, Sutherland. Once in community ownership, the Company plan to build a Geocentre Visitor attraction as a focal point for the wider North West Highlands Geopark.

Minister for Land Reform, Aileen McLeod, said,

“It is great news that the latest round of awards from the Scottish Land Fund will help seven communities in Aberdeenshire, Highlands, North Ayrshire and West Lothian bring land in into community ownership. These communities have the desire to help shape their own future and have developed their own plans that will help them to transform their communities, and bring a host of benefits, economic, social and environmental.

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