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Arguments for no change in land laws are wrong

Commenting on negative reactions to progressive land reform measures from traditional private land ownership interests, David Cameron, Chair of Community Land Scotland, said, “Comments flying around from some traditional private landed interests suggesting the land reform proposals from the Scottish Government will bring to an end populated rural communities, are completely over the top. “They… Read more »

Good News from Gigha

  The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust have issued a press statement on Thursday 27/11/2014. It reads. The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust held a Meeting this evening at which the Membership voted to support Margaret McSporran as Chair with 56 for and 28 against. Margaret McSporran said, “I’d like to thank the Members of… Read more »

Community Land Owners Welcome Further Land Reform Proposals

Welcoming new land reform proposals outlined in the First Minister’s speech on the programme for government, David Cameron, Chair of Community Land Scotland said, “We welcome these important proposals, seeking to address a range of issues that have warranted attention for many years. “The growth in the land fund will help many aspiring communities to… Read more »

Gigha Community Success Highlighted

Commenting on weekend news coverage about Gigha and its business plans, David Cameron, Chair of Community Land Scotland said,   “As community owners continue to try and turn round the fortunes of their communities from the rundown private estates they inherited, they are making significant investments. Community owners, which are multi-faceted businesses of scale, have… Read more »

Land Value Taxation in Northern Ireland

  Land Value Taxation in Northern Ireland – Andy Wightman gives evidence to Finance and Personnel Committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly on 22 October 2014. The evidence session covers many questions relating to LVT and land taxation more widely. It begins at 9 minutes and ends at 1:01:30.

Important Milestone reached on Lochboisdale Harbour Development Project

An important milestone has been reached on the Lochboisdale Harbour Development project. The core components of this massive infrastructure project have been completed on time and within budget and to a particularly high standard. On October 13th the new 10m slipway was completed by MacInnes Bros. the Benbecula based contractor carrying out the construction works. … Read more »

Local Democracy brings Community rewards on the Isle of Rum

There have been a great many positive changes on Rum since the completion of the first two Transfers of land from SNH to the Isle of Rum Community Trust back in 2010.  During this time, the Isle of Rum community has been finding its feet with the challenges of administering and managing its own business… Read more »

Highland Seminar dates for your diary

TOWARDS ONE MILLION ACRES IN COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP BY 2020 Community owned land is increasing rapidly in acreage and tens of thousands of people are already benefitting from that ownership. Throughout November, Community Land Scotland with the Highland Council will be holding a series of seminars across their region for those who are considering buying land… Read more »

Western Isles Working Together Conference held on 11th September

Community Land Scotland and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have launched a new initiative for closer joint working designed to fully harness the opportunity of community land ownership to the cause of economic progress in the Western Isles. Over 50 representatives of community landowners and key Comhairle Councillors and Officers, and other stakeholders, met at a… Read more »