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Construction of Skye community’s housing, health and business development starts

CONSTRUCTION work is underway on a £1.6million housing, health and economic project in Skye. The eagerly-awaited site start in Stenscholl, Staffin by island-based James MacQueen Builders comes 21 years after the last affordable housing development opened in the north-east Skye community. Six three-bedroom homes, a health centre and two business premises will be built in… Read more »

Scotland’s Highest Village Votes for Community Land Buyout from Buccleuch

On Wednesday 12 August, Wanlockhead, Scotland’s highest village, voted to approve the purchase of 3,863 acres of land from the Buccleuch Group, in one of southern Scotland’s largest ever proposed community land buyouts.  55.6 percent of voters were in favour of the buyout and 44.4 percent of voters were against it.  69 ballots were cast… Read more »

We are seeking an Interim Urban Land Hub Manager

We are seeking an Interim Manager to help us get a pilot Urban Community Land Hub up and running in the Clyde Valley. The post lasts until the end of December and the closing date for applications is the 22nd June. Job description and person specification Application form

Community Land Scotland sets out its vision for the economic recovery

Briefing paper for MSPs Response to the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery’s call for views A bold ‘Rural New Deal’ embracing further land reform, should be one of the foundations on which to rebuild Scotland’s economy and prepare a greener future, MSPs have been told. The way community bodies have responded to the threat of… Read more »

COMMUNITY LANDOWNER’S CLIMATE CHANGE DOCUMENTARY WINS AT FILMG AWARDS

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 »