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.
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.
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.
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.
We held our 12th annual conference ‘Community Ownership and Land Reform: Marking the Centenary, Shaping the Future’ at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Skye on the 2nd and 3rd June.
The paper, by Alastair McIntosh, gives a fascinating perspective on natural and private capital.
The debate continues over wealthy ‘green lairds’ buying land and receiving public money for environmental projects, used to offset harmful carbon emissions from their normal commercial activities.
Scottish land markets are changing quickly due in part to global demand for low and zero carbon investments. Investors and the super-rich, the so-called “Green Lairds”, are buying up large landholdings for “rewilding” and other carbon offset projects.
Community Land Scotland has published research on the distinctive contribution that community landowners are making to addressing the climate emergency.
Invitation from Community Land Scotland to participate in a research survey on community land ownership and the climate emergency
Scotland’s diverse sector of asset-owning community organisations is helping to address the climate emergency. This is being achieved through a range of initiatives. Community bodies… Read More »Invitation from Community Land Scotland to participate in a research survey on community land ownership and the climate emergency
Community Land Scotland has written to the Just Transition Commission to reiterate our view that land reform must be an essential component of Scotland’s green… Read More »Advice to Ministers on a Green Recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic