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Gigha launches Community Fund

The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust have announced they are launching a Community Fund to benefit the residents of Gigha and help support a thriving and healthy community on the island. The Fund will provide grants to individuals and community organisations on the island up to £1000. The Fund is being supported through the renewable… Read more »

Community Land Scotland is a co-signatory to the Torrecuso Declaration

  In October 2019, Community Land Scotland took part in the 2019 meeting of the International Land Coalition (ILC) Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) region. 18 organisations from nine countries – Morocco, Spain, Albania, Jordan, Italy, Moldova, Kosovo, Palestine and Scotland gathered in Southern Italy to discuss common themes such as depopulation of… Read more »

Community Land Scotland welcomes Langholm Moor opportunity

Community Land Scotland has welcomed the opportunity for communities to express their views on the sale of Langholm Moor. The consultation process, which is looking at the future of the 25,000 acre landholding, opened at the end of May and closes today (28th June). Langholm Moor is ecologically and economically significant for the South of… Read more »

Applications are open for Community Land Week 2019

Community Land Week, the celebration of all things community ownership will return this year from the 10th to the 18th August. Any geographic community that owns land or another asset, from an estate to a woodland to a community centre, can apply to run an event as part of the week. Community Land Week, the… Read more »

New Group puts Spotlight on Rural Repopulation and Renewal

A new Rural Repopulation and Renewal Working Group comprised of Community Land Scotland, Development Trusts Association Scotland, The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust and Highlands and Islands Enterprise has been formed to explore ways to encourage more people to live and work in rural parts of Scotland.  It follows recent Scottish Government-commissioned research by The… Read more »

19 YEAR OLD DIRECTOR FOR TRUST BOARD

Few 19-year olds can claim to be on the board of an organisation with multi-million pound assets.    But one who can is Brandon Clements. He has just become a director of the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust (IGHT), the community-led body which completed the historic buyout of the island in 2002. Now back working… Read more »