Become a Supporter

Community Land Supporters are a network of individuals and organisations who support our work, the concept of community land ownership and the need to challenge the existing pattern of land ownership in Scotland.

By joining Community Land Scotland as a Supporter, you are making a statement for a more diverse model of land ownership for Scotland. You are also supporting the people of Scotland who are taking more control over their future through community ownership.

More and more communities are benefiting from community ownership. Your support now will help drive forward the needed change.

Supporters can make payment via PayPal
Supporters can also use a Standing Order method of payment.
Please ask your bank for the relevant form or, if available, complete on-line.
Our relevant details are Sort Code 08 92 99 and Account Number 65438112 in the name of Community Land Scotland.
This is an account with the Co-operative Bank.

What are you Supporting?

  • Local Democracy

Community land ownership allows a truly bottom-up approach to land management. Community landowners are born from the desire of local people to be collectively responsible for what happens with the land in their local area. With the land managed through a democratically elected community trust, decisions are taken by the people who are affected by them and income generated from the land & assets remains within the community.

  • Empowered Communities

We believe that there is a release of energy and ambition when communities take ownership of land, leading to long term re-invigoration of that community. Working together, landowning communities are free to embrace the opportunities, and grow stronger through the challenges, of grassroots land management and development.

  • A Fairer Scotland

*Currently half of Scotland’s privately owned land is held by just 432 owners and a mere 16 owners hold 10% of Scotland (Wightman 2013). We believe that it is crucial to address the existing pattern of land ownership if we are to build a more equal and socially just Scotland. Through representing and supporting Scotland’s community landowners, we aim to see more of Scotland’s land in the hand of more of Scotland’s people.

We believe that communities who wish for the above to be their reality should have the right to make it so and should be supported through the process. As a Community Land Scotland Supporter, you will be giving us valuable financial assistance as well as a stronger voice, allowing our work to continue and grow.

Hear from our Supporters

Comments from Community Land Scotland Supporters on why they support community land ownership and the work of Community Land Scotland –

“It is important that community buyouts have a joint voice to lobby for legislative change and support so that Scotland can maximise community land ownership..”
Jim Bennett, Blairgowrie

“Community Land Scotland have done an extraordinary job of pushing the issue of land ownership up the political agenda, and of refreshing and reframing the terms of the debate. Linkages with the human rights agenda and the international land movements have dramatically shifted the ground on which that debate is conducted, and opened it up many people who may have paid little attention in the past. If ever an organisation has punched above their weight, it is Community Land Scotland.”
Norman MacAskill, Inverness

“Community land ownership is so important for ensuring community benefit from our land assets which in turn contributes to the resilience and sustainability of our communities. This can enable inclusion and assists with tackling inequalities from a grass roots perspective and also enables communities to maximise assets for social, environmental and economic benefits.”
Ailsa Clark, Campbeltown 

“The expansion of community ownership is much the most encouraging thing that’s happened in the Highlands and Islands in my lifetime. In Gigha, Eigg, Knoydart, Harris and all the other places where people have taken over the land around them they’ve reversed decades of decline and depopulation, built new homes, created new businesses – done all sorts of things, in short, that were previously said to be impossible. At the root of those achievements is the human energy that’s liberated when people find the confidence needed to take charge of their own lives, their own surroundings, their own locality. Community ownership is now a proven way forward not just for the Highlands and Islands but for Scotland generally. That’s why we need much more of it.”
Jim Hunter, Kirkhill

Hear from more of our Supporters at Meet our Supporters

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