The Land Reform Review Group’s Final Report published today (23/05/2014) See section 34 for summary of recommendations.
Great news for our members South Cowal Community Development Company who have achieved a 57.1% turnout in their recent public ballot with 95.2% of the voters voted Yes to the community buyout and it is believed that the Castle Toward ballot results maybe amongst one of the highest ever in a community buyout. More news on… Read more »
Congratulations due to our members Aigas Community Forest who have recently been awarded a £20,000 grant from SSE Highland Sustainable Development Fund towards the purchase and development of Aigas Forest. This provides them with the match finding required to complete purchase of 50ha of the forest and to employ a part-time Development Officer for 2… Read more »
A Scottish landowner plans to buy up thousands upon thousands of acres additional land to forge a vast uninterrupted wilderness and become Scotland’s largest landowner (Press and Journal 21 April 2014). Following the revelations, Community Land Scotland the representative body of community landowners is calling for new powers to be available to test whether such… Read more »
Eloquent Statement on need for more land reform Community Land Scotland commenting on Scottish Land and Estates economic report said, This report offers a lot of very useful insights into land economy issues. It is particularly striking to see ownership in so few hands and those same hands for sometimes centuries. It demonstrates just what… Read more »
New economic indicators data published today (21/04/14) Community Land Scotland, the representative body of Scotland’s community land owners has today (Monday 21st April) published economic indicators data of community ownership. The report demonstrates remarkable results showing that community ownership can out-perform the past private ownership of the land in question.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation towards our policy work on Scottish land reform and the provision of support to communities in Scotland wishing to take ownership of land and associated assets. Our thanks go to the Foundation for their support and we look forward… Read more »