Tools and resources

What is community landownership?

Watch this video for a brief introduction.


The Eight Step Guide to Land Purchase (see also the Eight step guide infographic)

Steps to an urban community buyout infographic

Community Right to Buy (Part 2): Myths and Top Tips

Community engagement: the first stages

Protocol for negotiated sales

Developed with Scottish Land and Estates.

Watch this short film on selling land to communities from Community Land Scotland on Vimeo.

Protocol – complete guide

Summary of rights in law

Case studies


Notes to flow charts

Landowner initiated sale flowchart


Contacts and resources

Community initiated sale flowchart

Harris / Lewis oral history project

Application form for volunteers