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Community landownership has the potential to create better towns and cities

COMMUNITY LANDOWNERSHIP HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CREATE BETTER TOWNS AND CITIES Community landownership will create places that people want to make their home in the long term On the 16th March, Community Land Scotland will publish its report on ‘Urban Community Landownership in Scotland in 2018” which will look at the current state of urban… Read more »

Forestry in Scotland: Statement

12th February 2018 This is a welcome Statement from Scottish Government on future forest management arrangements which largely meets Community Land Scotland objectives set out in our evidence to Parliament.  

Changes at Community Land Scotland

News release 9th January 2018 New Policy Director for Community Land Scotland Some changes will be taking place at Community Land Scotland this month. Following six years with the organisation, Peter Peacock, Community Land Scotland’s long-standing and highly-respected Policy Director will be standing down from his role. Community Land Scotland is, however, pleased to say… Read more »

Ulva Buyout Fundraiser

The community of Ulva and Mull have launched a fundraising appeal to help raise the much needed funds towards the community buyout of the Isle of Ulva. North West Mull Community Woodland Company lodged the bid to buy the island and the community now needs to raise funds to support the buyout.  Nicola Sturgeon announced that… Read more »

‘Meet & Greet’ with the Scottish Land Commission

  Scottish Land Commission are going on tour!  They will be visiting 6 different communities in Scotland, starting in Oban on the 17th August.  This is your opportunity to find out more about the new Scottish Land Commission, who they are and what they do. They would also like to hear from you and what… Read more »

Community Land Scotland has a new Chair

  On the 27th July Community Land Scotland had the first full board meeting with our new Chair. Ian A. Hepburn who is a director of North West Mull Community Woodland Company and the Community Woodland Association was appointed as the new Chair at the board meeting on the 30th May 2017. Ian said “I’m… Read more »

10th anniversary of Galson Estate buyout

This month sees the 10th anniversary of the buyout of the Galson Estate on Lewis by the Galson Estate Trust (Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn). At 56,000 acres and containing 22 crofting townships, the buyout is one of Scotland’s largest. Three quarters of the population of the estate are members of the Trust and when they voted… Read more »