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Call for proposals for Community Landownership and the Climate Emergency

Community Land Scotland is seeking proposals for this project. The full document can be found here. Project Outputs Project outputs will include the following: • A report containing a contextualised analysis of baseline data and an assessment of benefits as detailed above; • A separate set of narrative case-studies as detailed above; • An innovative… Read more »

‘Our Glen’ bought by the locals

The Viewpark Conservation Group and its 2,200 members has successfully completed a community buy out of the land which is the Historic Douglas Support Estate in Lanarkshire, fondly known as ‘Our Glen’ by locals, and a treasured green space. Land Reform Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said:  “Communities across the country, whilst impacted in so many ways… Read more »

We are seeking a website developer

Community Land Scotland is seeking a provider to develop a website for an innovative new project, the Urban Community Land Hub, operating across the Clyde Valley area. The aim of the Urban Community Land Hub would be to: i) Open up opportunities for communities to own more land in areas with complex land markets and… Read more »

We are recruiting in the South of Scotland

Community Land Scotland is recruiting for a South of Scotland Development Officer. Job title: South of Scotland Development Officer Hours: 22.5 hours per week Salary: £28,600 pro rata (0.6 fte) Contract length: Six months. The role can be offered on an employed or contract basis. Location: we are looking for a homeworker based in the… Read more »

Construction of Skye community’s housing, health and business development starts

CONSTRUCTION work is underway on a £1.6million housing, health and economic project in Skye. The eagerly-awaited site start in Stenscholl, Staffin by island-based James MacQueen Builders comes 21 years after the last affordable housing development opened in the north-east Skye community. Six three-bedroom homes, a health centre and two business premises will be built in… Read more »

Scotland’s Highest Village Votes for Community Land Buyout from Buccleuch

On Wednesday 12 August, Wanlockhead, Scotland’s highest village, voted to approve the purchase of 3,863 acres of land from the Buccleuch Group, in one of southern Scotland’s largest ever proposed community land buyouts.  55.6 percent of voters were in favour of the buyout and 44.4 percent of voters were against it.  69 ballots were cast… Read more »

We are seeking an Interim Urban Land Hub Manager

We are seeking an Interim Manager to help us get a pilot Urban Community Land Hub up and running in the Clyde Valley. The post lasts until the end of December and the closing date for applications is the 22nd June. Job description and person specification Application form

Community Land Scotland sets out its vision for the economic recovery

Briefing paper for MSPs Response to the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery’s call for views A bold ‘Rural New Deal’ embracing further land reform, should be one of the foundations on which to rebuild Scotland’s economy and prepare a greener future, MSPs have been told. The way community bodies have responded to the threat of… Read more »