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*Job opportunities* Pairc Trust recruiting for Development Manager & Admin Officer

With Pairc Estate now in community ownership, Pairc Trust are appointing two members of staff who will work with the Directors of the Trust and the community to develop and take forward plans to benefit local residents and crofters. The vacancies are: Development Manager – salary £32,000 pa Administrative Officer – salary £15,000 pa The posts are based at… Read more »

Land Reform & Human Rights – new paper published

Megan MacInnes (advisor to campaign group Global Witness) and Dr Kirsteen Shields (lecturer in Public Law and Human Rights at the University of Dundee) have this month published a paper entitled The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill and Human Rights: Key Points and Recommendations. The Abstract follows: This paper supports the view that human rights can be… Read more »

More communities benefitting from Scottish Land Fund

The last awards under the current Scottish Land Fund programme have just been announced, alongside the announcement from the First Minister that the Fund will be increased to £10 million from 2016-20. The new programme opens in April 2016, and details will be announced in the New Year. Watch this space. Our congratulations go to three of our member… Read more »

*Job opportunity* Executive Officer, Assynt Foundation

Community Land Scotland members, The Assynt Foundation, are seeking to appoint an Executive Officer to oversee the running of the Foundation. This is a new and demanding full time post (35 hrs/week) that requires a diverse range of management and leadership skills and offers excellent opportunities to contribute to the development of the organisation. Salary circa £35K Deadline… Read more »

Reflections on the evolution of Scottish land law; read short lecture by Prof. Jim Hunter

We’re happy to publish this fascinating short lecture by Prof. Jim Hunter given to a recent gathering of Sheriffs serving the Grampian, Highlands and Islands Sheriffdom, on aspects of the history and development of land law in Scotland and the first recognition of the `human rights’ of the people. Jim’s new book, on which he touches here,… Read more »

Landward & Out of Doors on iplayer

In case you missed these land reform specials… Watch In a special edition of Landward, the team tackle land reform and hear from those who may be affected. Dougie visits a small community group in Mull, and Euan meets the country’s largest landowner, the Duke of Buccleuch. The 30 minute programme is available to watch… Read more »

Storr Plans in Staffin – Call for Local Views

Residents of Staffin are being asked to support an aspiration to manage a visitor site at the foot of the Old Man of Storr. Community Land Scotland member Staffin Community Trust (SCT) has been in talks with Highland Council – which owns an 82-hectare site from the Storr’s roadside upwards – about improving the visitor experience at the… Read more »