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Community Land Scotland

In Our Hands: Community Ownership in the South of Scotland

“The past 5 years has seen the south of Scotland become one of the fastest growing areas for community land ownership. Communities all across the South are taking advantage of the rights and funding available to buy land and buildings that are important to the development of their community,” says Ailsa Raeburn, chair of Community Land Scotland (CLS) in a new report by David Ross.

All these efforts are creating long term transformational change – helping to reverse long standing depopulation and the loss of young people, and building community confidence and resilience. From the Mull of Galloway to Eyemouth communities are coming together to take charge of what needs to change in their local area, and working with partners to develop local projects.

Read the report below.