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Community Land Scotland

Meet the Pioneers: Celebrating Land Heritage

Community landowners across Scotland act as owners and stewards to over 550,000 acres. Cultural connection with the land is an important motivator for many buyouts. This connection only strengthens when communities buy the land where they live. In many communities, stories, place names and traditions relating to the landscape go back thousands of years – that sense of deep connection contributes to community wellbeing and informs thinking about the legacy they’ll leave behind for future generations.

As Community Land Scotland begins our celebration of A Hundred Years of Community Ownership, we are learning from those whose work is rooted in understanding and building from land heritage. Agnes Rennie will lead a conversation with Fatima Uygun, Mairi McFadyen and Frank Rennie that explores how communities across Scotland build their work from their histories. The conversation draws specific examples from the Govanhill Baths, Abriachan Forest Trust and Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn.

This event is part of our Meet the Pioneer series which showcases the achievements of community landowners across Scotland and provides a platform for them to share their experiences and learning with others.

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