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Community Wealth Building – Delivering Transformation in Scotland’s Local and Regional Economies: A Briefing Paper for MSPs

  This briefing paper has been prepared for MSPs in advance of the Scottish Government debate on ‘Community Wealth Building – Delivering Transformation in Scotland’s Local and Regional Economies’, taking place in Parliament on May 25th 2022. Community Land Scotland welcomes this timely debate and strongly supports community wealth building as a way of delivering… Read more »

Community Wealth Building & a Just Transition to Net Zero

  The Scottish Government has set out bold ambitions to deliver a just transition to net zero emissions of all greenhouse gases by 2045, scale up Community Wealth Building, create a wellbeing economy, and deliver inclusive growth across Scotland. How Scotland’s land is owned, used and managed will play a key role in determining whether… Read more »

Statement on the Rural Land Market Insights report

  Community Land Scotland Statement on Rural Land Market Insights Report published by the Scottish Land Commission on April 12th 2022. Community Land Scotland welcomes publication of the Rural Land Market Insights Report by the Scottish Land Commission.  The report highlights factors driving changes to Scotland’s largely unregulated and increasingly overheated rural land market and raises… Read more »

Submission to the draft NPF4 consultation, 2022

  Community Land Scotland supports much of the aspiration in the National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) draft document – a long term plan for development and infrastructure in Scotland to 2045 to support sustainable and inclusive growth – particularly for rural repopulation and community wealth building. However, substantial changes are needed on the specifics of… Read more »

New report calls for more community-led housing in urban Scotland

“Urban Dwelling: a Vision for Urban Community-led Housing in Scotland” is the new report published today (24th March 2022) by Community Land Scotland in partnership with South of Scotland Community Housing (SoSCH).   It calls for more community-led housing to be developed in Scotland’s urban areas and sets out a Scottish vision for how urban community-led… Read more »

New Guidance on Communities and Carbon Credits

Community Land Scotland have published some initial Guidance on communities and carbon code some issues to consider. The Guidance outlines how the market works and some of the key considerations for communities when considering whether to sell woodland or peatland carbon credits. Do get in touch if you have any queries on this.

We are recruiting for a new urban Board Member

Community Land Scotland is a member- led organisation, whose day-to-day work is led by directors and staff implementing our vision for fairer land ownership, where communities have strong rights over their land and community ownership is a normal option throughout Scotland. Full advertisement and job description We were set up in 2010 by representatives from 17 community… Read more »