Community Land Week 2021

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We are delighted to share the events featuring in Community Land Week 2021 which will run from the 9th until 17th October.

Community Land Week is the annual celebration of community ownership run by Community Land Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Government. This is a special, smaller Community Land Week focusing on communities that bought land or buildings during the pandemic and didn’t get a chance to celebrate.

We are excited to present the programme which features some brilliant local events!

Please note that a lot of the events have a limited capacity and/or require advance booking as communities strive to create for covid-safe experiences for all.

Community Land Week 2021 programme

Saturday, 9th October 2021

Organised by: Langholm Initiative –  Tarras Valley Nature Reserve
Time: 9th/10th October, various times

We will be holding ‘Tour o’ the moor – walk our land’, an opportunity for local people to come and celebrate the land that we have taken ownership of. There will be a number of walks over the weekend, led by local walks leaders with different themes and routes. There will be a chance to catch up at the end of the walks to discuss our plans for the future and to have a celebratory cup of tea (and cake)!

Numbers are limited and there will be a booking system in place.

Organised by: Pairc Trust
Time: 15:00 – 18:00

There will be a pre-Birthday Party for the Pairc Playgroup who are based in the newly community-owned Resource Centre building. They will have been operating for 25 years in 2022! We will have cakes and tea and coffee.

Attendance by RSVP.

Organised by: Annan Harbour Action Group
Time: 13:30 – 15:30

An expedition of exploration to our newly acquired land which not many locals have yet had a chance to visit. The visit will be by boat transfer as there is no land access.

Places require to be booked to ensure a place and time slot on the boats and a life jacket.

Sunday 10th October

Organised by: Carsphairn Community Woodland Ltd
Time: 11:00 – 15:00

Join us for an outdoor gathering to mark Carsphairn’s community ownership of the woodland! Find out about current walks within the woodland and the exciting upcoming developments for the Community Woodland. Light refreshments and limited shelter will be provided.

Transport available from the village. The latest Covid-19 guidance will be followed.

Thursday, 14th October

Organised by: Udny Community Trust Company Ltd
Time: various times, see event description below

Cafe48 opened in our new building at 14 Oldmeldrum Rd, Pitmedden, in November 2020. Its creation was part of our first phase of development of the site. The latest phase of our development involves refurbishment of a large room at the rear of the building, we will be able to offer visitors a preview peek of the newly refurbished area.

As part of our event themed ‘Serving the community’, the first 15 customers between 9-11am will enjoy a free breakfast roll and hot drink. For the first 20 customers after 11am, we’re offering a free ‘soup and sweet’.

The latest in a series of guided walks around the area will coincide with the event.

Food will be served at our community café, Cafe48, on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Organised by: North East Fife Community Hub
Time: TBC

Explore the hub and the café with building tours, treasure hunts and more.

Events include:

  • Ready steady cook – hub style! Food will be based around ‘harvest’.
  • The launch of a new quiz on local things.
  • A treasure hunt around the grounds.
  • A health walk will run from 11am with 2 routes for different abilities.

All events will take place at St David’s Centre, St Andrews – open to all!

Saturday, 16th October

Organised by: Portree and Braes Community Trust
Time: 11:00 – 12:30

Come along to Bayfield Woodland and find out about Portree and Braes Community Trust’s newest community land purchase. Campfire Food and Nature Walks with ACE Academy, outdoor education specialists.

Organised by: Carbost Community Shop
Time: TBC

Join us on Saturday 16th of October in the afternoon to celebrate the achievements so far since we bought the shop in January.

Find out more about our new eco range and help us improve the shop by taking part in a survey. Want to get involved in the shop? Find out more before our first AGM later in the year. Local coffee and cakes will be available.

Organised by: Viewpark Conservation Group
Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Viewpark Conservation Group has recently succeeded in our campaign to save and purchase The Historic Douglas Support (Our Glen). After 19 years, it has been achieved with the help of the Scottish Land Fund. This historic piece of green belt land is now safe for our future generations.

On Saturday the 16th of October, join Ranger Mark and volunteers for a tree-planting event. Refreshments will be provided.

Event is outdoors – please wear suitable clothing.