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A film highlighting the effects of climate change on the Scottish islands has picked up the Film Dùthchais (Community) award at this year’s prestigious Gaelic Short Film Competition (FilmG) ceremony in Glasgow. AN DRÀSTA! (RIGHT NOW!), made by Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn (Galson Estate Trust) on the Isle of Lewis, features young people from across the… Read more »

Scottish Land Commission publishes Repeopling Empty Places

As Scotland marks the Centenary of the Land Settlement Act, the Scottish Land Commission has said that more reform to land ownership and land use is needed, to make the most of Scotland’s land for the benefit of all. This month, December 2019, marks 100 years since the Land Settlement Act in Scotland. The Act… Read more »

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 »