Scotland has a huge opportunity to establish resilient local economies through forthcoming legislation on Community Wealth Building. Securing the principles of Community Wealth Building in law could create vibrant local economies which retain wealth in local areas and can displace the predominately extractive economic system we currently have with one which builds local wealth.
The five principles of Community Wealth Building are:
Community Wealth Building provides the opportunity to place land reform and community ownership at the heart of the wellbeing economy.
We will demonstrate to government what successful Community Wealth Building looks like through the work of our members. We want any legislation to empower communities to expand existing good practice, enhancing existing community wealth building and fostering new community acquisitions and development projects.
Community Wealth Building can:
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This paper proposes a transformational system of new community partnership agreements to ensure community priorities are included from the earliest stage of new economic developments.
Landmark decision paves the way for the Knocknagael charity to take the Scottish Government owned green field at Knocknagael into community ownership
Following a detailed and lengthy process, an independent panel has recommended that the original decision to refuse the asset transfer be overturned, subject to a number of conditions, and Scottish Government ministers have accepted this recommendation.
John Watt reflects on his long career working in Scottish community development and land reform, the progress that has been made and the challenges that remain. In 1997, following a
Community Land Scotland has published research by Professor Mike Danson on the impact of community land ownership in locations which were previously under monopoly ownership.