Community Land Scotland were asked to write a blog for the Scottish Land Commission on their research into transparency and legal options to development land ‘Transparency of Options Agreements’ (Diffley Partnership 2023).
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On February 22 2023, we hosted the Urban Gathering. Sixteen community groups from towns and cities across Scotland, as well as other third sector organisations, joined us in Stirling.
Communities in Edinburgh have been slower to take control of their local assets than their counterparts elsewhere in Scotland, it has been recognised. But they are now catching up with a series of truly exciting projects.
We are looking for consultants to conduct research on Including Diverse Groups in Community Land Buyouts. Proposal Deadline 10 February Download the Brief Why… Read More »Research Opportunity: Including Diverse Groups in Community Land Buyouts
We are pleased to announce the appointment of two leading figures in urban community development and regeneration, Bridie Ashrowan and Kate Wimpress, to the board of Community Land Scotland.
On the 26th of April at a Parliamentary Reception, presentations from 5 community owned projects across Scotland – all members of Community Land Scotland, were… Read More »Community owned projects around Scotland present Owning Our Future at Parliamentary Reception
Scottish land markets are changing quickly due in part to global demand for low and zero carbon investments. Investors and the super-rich, the so-called “Green Lairds”, are buying up large landholdings for “rewilding” and other carbon offset projects.
Community Land Scotland has published research on the distinctive contribution that community landowners are making to addressing the climate emergency.
Community Land Scotland is delighted to announce that it has full funding for its new Community Ownership Hub: Glasgow and Clyde Valley, thanks to grant… Read More »Taking community ownership to the next level in the Clyde Valley
In January 2021, we held a two-part online event in collaboration with Carnegie UK Trust which explored the opportunities and challenges associated with community ownership… Read More »Community Ownership – Shaping the Future of Our Towns
The Viewpark Conservation Group and its 2,200 members has successfully completed a community buy out of the land which is the Historic Douglas Support Estate in Lanarkshire, fondly known as ‘Our Glen’ by locals, and a treasured green space.
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… Read More »Community landownership has the potential to create better towns and cities