5 February – 13 March 2024
Linn an fhearainn / 100 Years of Community Ownership is a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Scottish Government. It which will create a living archive of community ownership, one of the most important political, economic, and social movements in Scotland in the last 100+ years. The project is designed to celebrate the work of all the communities who have pioneered these achievements and provide valuable resources to support new and would-be community ownership groups to be inspired to start their own journey.
This will involve an oral history and archive training programme which will provide the skills for all participants to contribute to a new website that shares individual communities’ stories and builds a collective legacy of all of Scotland’s community owners. The overall project includes the Simon Fraser Lecture series, a touring exhibition and pop-up events across the country.
We have received a major award from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to share the history of community ownership in Scotland – and to look ahead to what can be achieved in the next 100 years.