Community Land Scotland has received a major award from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to share the history of community ownership in Scotland – and to look ahead to what can be achieved in the next 100 years.
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Community Land Scotland were asked to write a blog for the Scottish Land Commission on their research into transparency and legal options to development land ‘Transparency of Options Agreements’ (Diffley Partnership 2023).
This paper proposes a transformational system of new community partnership agreements to ensure community priorities are included from the earliest stage of new economic developments.
Research on experiences of people from ethnic minority backgrounds in community ownership of buildings and land.
Landmark decision paves the way for the Knocknagael charity to take the Scottish Government owned green field at Knocknagael into community ownership
Following a detailed and lengthy process, an independent panel has recommended that the original decision to refuse the asset transfer be overturned, subject to a number of conditions, and Scottish Government ministers have accepted this recommendation.
John Watt reflects on his long career working in Scottish community development and land reform, the progress that has been made and the challenges that… Read More »John Watt – reflections on 25 years of land reform
This research and analysis critiques the ‘green finance gap’. Written by Jon Hollingdale, an independent forestry and land use consultant and researcher, who has worked in Scottish community forestry since 1999.
Community Land Scotland has published research by Professor Mike Danson on the impact of community land ownership in locations which were previously under monopoly ownership.
We are pleased to publish this summary report, which documents the discussions and sessions which took place over the conference.
Today we publish ‘Essential truths in land reform’, an opinion piece written by Peter Peacock, a former Leader of Highland Council, an MSP and Cabinet Secretary.
Today we publish our position paper on ‘green finance’ and natural capital which highlights concerns around the implications for long-term land ownership and use and for future community ownership, alongside the long-term viability of carbon offsetting.
Community Land Week returns this year in an expanded celebration that will run from the 13th to the 29th of October for the fifth Scotland-wide festival of community landowners.