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Booking Open for our 6th Annual Conference & AGM – What Next for the Sector?

We’re pleased to announce that our sixth annual conference and AGM will be held this year at An Lanntair Arts Centre in Stornoway on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th May. Community Land Scotland Annual Conference & AGM 2016 What Next for the Sector? Hear from speakers on: the new joint protocol with Scottish Land and… Read more »

Community Right to Buy – new guidance docs

The Scottish Government have recently published the following guidance documents about the forthcoming changes to the Community Right to Buy; Changes to the Community Right to Buy process Community Right to Buy – an information leaflet for community bodies, land owners and other interested parties Community Right to Buy – Information for Communities Community Right to… Read more »

Community Benefit Funds Webinar (21st March)

In response to a number of requests from community group clients looking to distribute funds from self generated income – Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) and Community Land Scotland (CLS) are running a free webinar on Community Benefit Funds and what they can support. This webinar will be held on… Read more »

Community Land Rights – Launch of Global Call to Action

Today, 2nd March 2016, a Global Call to Action on community land rights is launched. Community Land Scotland supports the Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights. All across the world local people are fighting for land rights in the face of land grabbing which is depriving them of their land, their… Read more »

*Job opportunity* Business Manager, Urras Sgire Oighreachd Bharabhais

Community Land Scotland members, Urras Sgire Oighreachd Bharabhais, are in the process of finalising the purchase of Barvas Estate on the West Side of the Isle of Lewis and are currently recruiting for a Business Manager (Salary: ca £28,000 per annum – initial period of 2 years). This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enterprising individual… Read more »

Welcome to our new Development Manager

We’re pleased to welcome Linsay Chalmers to Community Land Scotland, who joins us as our new Development Manager. Linsay will be working to promote and encourage the take up of community land ownership across Scotland and to support peer-to-peer learning and networking among community landowners. Linsay previously worked for Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network where she… Read more »

In memory of Simon Fraser

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Simon Fraser, a towering figure in the world of community land ownership. Without the insights, personal commitment and legal work of Simon Fraser the community land ownership movement would not have made the progress it has made to date. Simon was behind… Read more »