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Community Land Scotland

2022 Members Report

Community Land Scotland had another busy year in 2021/22, representing the voice of community landowners, raising awareness of their inspiring work and helping communities on their journey to community ownership and beyond.

We have written up a summary of our work in our 2022 Members’ Report (link below),  which we hope explains the scope of our work and inspires readers for future years!

Highlights include:

Our policy work geared up as we saw land values driven up by speculation around carbon markets. This is one of the greatest threats to the growth in land owned by communities since Community Land Scotland was established. Preparation for the Land Reform and Community Wealth Building Bills also featured strongly in our work and we commissioned research and produced reports to help inform our work and raise awareness of the issues.

Our Gaelic Community Trusts Pilot supported the use of Gaelic in ten communities in the Outer Hebrides, Skye and Tiree. This was a truly inspiring project and we will be publishing a report on the outcomes in November.

Our Community Ownership Hub hit its stride, working with an amazing 75 communities since the project started. The Hub also led on our urban policy work, smoothing the path for future buyouts in towns and cities.