Posts Tagged: Scottish Land Fund

Congratulations to Keose Glebe – new community landowners in Lewis

Congratulations and best wishes are due to our members Keose Glebe Steering Group who on Friday (25th March 2016)announced it’s completion of the purchase of the c.1,200 acre estate on the Isle of Lewis. The estate will now be operated on behalf of the community by Keose Glebe Estate Ltd – a not for profit company, which is seeking charitable… Read more »

Another £10million for community buy-outs

The Scottish Government have announced that the Scottish Land Fund will continue until 2020 and support will be trebled to £10 million a year to help communities buy their own land. The previous Land Fund awarded £9 million over three years to 52 communities throughout Scotland. Of the 500,000 acres of land already in community ownership, over 90,000… Read more »

The Scottish Land Fund Continues!

Following the success of the current Scottish Land Fund the Scottish Government has announced a new programme to be launched Spring 2016 The new fund will continue to: Support communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land, buildings and associated assets. Be open to applications from organisations that are… Read more »

Scottish Land Fund Promo Video

Highlands and Islands Enterprise have created a new short video to spread the word about, and share the successes of, the Scottish Land Fund thus far – watch and share: For more to watch, check out our Videos Page

More communities benefitting from Scottish Land Fund

The last awards under the current Scottish Land Fund programme have just been announced, alongside the announcement from the First Minister that the Fund will be increased to £10 million from 2016-20. The new programme opens in April 2016, and details will be announced in the New Year. Watch this space. Our congratulations go to three of our member… Read more »

Scottish Land Fund to be extended to urban areas

It has now been confirmed that the new Scottish Land Fund (2016-20) will extend to urban areas. A launch date for the fund, which will have an increased budget of £10million/year, will be advised in due course. If you wish to note an interest contact BIG’s enquiry line on 0300 123 7110 or email

Scottish Land Fund helps bring more of Scotland into community ownership

We are delighted to hear that two of our members, Movern Community Development Co. and Scourie Community Development Co. are recipients of investment from the latest round of the Scottish Land Fund. Morvern CDC received £127,000 which will go towards the purchase of two plots of land in Lochaline on the Morvern peninsula, one plot under the National Forest Land Scheme…. Read more »