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Highland Housing Boost

Press release 21.04.2015   Community owned projects are helping increase the number of affordable homes in the Highlands. Helmsdale & District Development Trust (HDDT) is spearheading a new community led housing development having built four new homes in the Highland village of Helmsdale, backed by £110,000 of Scottish Government investment. Local people have also been… Read more »

Urras Energy Strides Ahead

Press Release from Urras Energy Society 14.04.2015 Hot on the heels of its successful community share offer, Urras Energy Society has raced ahead with site preparation works for its two new wind turbines at Baile an Truiseil on the west side of Lewis. Foundation build for the new turbines is due to get underway imminently. Despite… Read more »

Community Land Scotland Annual Conference 2015

Booking forms and draft programme are now available for our Annual Conference 2015, to be held at New Drumossie Hotel, Inverness over the 21st and 22nd of May 2015. The fringe exhibition can be viewed from 11.00am and registration will be from 11.30am on Thursday 21st May. The Conference will include opening address by Professor Jim Hunter,… Read more »

Clearances Country challenges perceptions of wild land

News Release 21/03/15 Rob Gibson SNP MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross has called into question whether core ‘wild land’ should instead be badged as Clearances Country. History shows that much more of Scotland was regularly settled than settlement patterns today suggest. The removal of people from fertile inland glens and straths to the coasts… Read more »

Outer Hebrides LEADER and EMFF Programme seeks new members

A message from the Outer Hebrides LEADER and European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Local Action Groups (LAGs) – Would you consider being involved in partnerships which will support the delivery of community and economic development throughout the Outer Hebrides?  Do you have skills that can assist businesses and community groups to realise their goals… Read more »

STFA calls for a fair deal for small landholding tenants

The Scottish Tenant Farmers Association has welcomed the commitment made by Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead to find solutions to ease the plight of Small Landholding tenants.  Addressing the AGM of the STFA, the Cabinet Secretary announced that the Scottish Government would be investigating the extent of small landholdings in Scotland and what solutions can be… Read more »

Contract opportunity: feasibility, business planning and fundraising work for Arkaig Community Forest SCIO, Lochaber

The Arkaig Community Forest group, based at Achnacarry near Spean Bridge in Lochaber, have received approval to purchase the remote Glen Mallie and South Arkaig forest blocks for the community from Forestry Commission Scotland under the National Forest Land Scheme. The community group aims to restore and expand these important native woodland habitats (including significant… Read more »

Vacancy at Carloway Estate Trust

Carloway Estate Trust (Urras Oighreachd Chàrlabhaigh) wish to recruit a Development Officer who will deliver new income generating and community projects for the Trust and other organisations within the Carloway Estate. A good understanding of rural issues, IT and communication skills, and being able to work under your own initiative are essential.  Prior experience or… Read more »

Community Land Scotland Calls For Radical Land Reform Actions

Community Land Scotland response to the Scottish Government Consultation on Land Reform calls for changes which will create more opportunities for more people across Scotland. If implemented in full, the proposals will allow more varied development take place across areas of the country where little has happened for decades. We believe that by taking the following measures even… Read more »