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Community Land Scotland +CommunityLandScotland
A collective voice for community landowners throughout Scotland, representing and supporting land reform through community land ownership
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This training session will share top tips on getting your stories into the press and how to deal with enquiries from the media.
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An online workshop on recruiting and managing staff.
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Chuir Fearann Coimhearsnachd na h-Alba air bhonn sruth maoineachaidh pìleatach airson na Gàidhlig, le taic bho Bhòrd na Gàidhlig, am buidheann riaghltais, gus coimhearsnachdan a bhrosnachadh ann a bhith a’ sireadh dhòighean ùr-ghnàthach airson cleachdadh na Gàidhlig a chur am meud san sgìre aca fhèin. ’S e as adhbhar do Mhaoin Coimhearsnachdan na Gàidhlig a... Read more »
Community land Scotland has set up a pilot funding stream for the Gaelic language, with support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig the government body, to encourage communities to find innovative ways to boost the use of Gaelic in their area. The  Gaelic Community Fund’s purpose is to attract projects that will increase the use of the... Read more »
Significant reform of how Scotland’s land is owned and used so as to benefit the people of Scotland is needed if we are to emerge successfully from the long dark shadow cast by the Covid pandemic, and tackle the ‘Code Red’ threat of climate change. Community Land Scotland (CLS) has sent a briefing paper to... Read more »
Join Community Land Scotland and guest speakers to learn more about their approaches to community-led spatial planning.
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Community Land Scotland is seeking a highly organised and friendly Administration and Events Officer to provide administrative support, assist with financial administration and organise events. Administration and Events Officer Hours: 26.5 hours per week (0.7 fte) Salary: £19,570 per year pro rata Location: Glasgow, although home working will be required initially Reporting to: Development...
Community Land Scotland is seeking a highly organised and friendly Administration and Events Officer to provide administrative support, assist with financial administration and organise events. Job description and person specification Administration and Events Officer Hours: 26.5 hours per week (0.7 fte) Salary: £19,570 per year pro rata Location: Glasgow, although home working will be...
  Community Land Scotland is excited to be hosting three events exploring community ownership of green space. The events are free to attend and all are welcome to attend be it individuals and community groups interested in ownership, existing community landowners or other stakeholders. 11-12:30, Tuesday, June 29th – Meet the Pioneers: community ownership of... Read more »
A discussion on how communities in the north of mainland Scotland are helping shape Scotland's drive to Net Zero
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A discussion on how communities in the north of mainland Scotland are regenerating their region and overcoming local challenges
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Community Land Scotland is recruiting for a Community Land and Gender Intern to help us carry out a gender audit of the services we provide to members and the organisation itself. The closing date for applications is the 3rd June 2021. The job description can be found here. The application form can be found here.... Read more »
Join us to hear how community groups have tackled the issues involved with bringing ownerless land into community ownership
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Murray Ferguson, Alison MacGillivray, Paul Harrington, James MacKessack-Leitch
I’ve been involved in leading and assisting with community buy outs and asset transfer since the mid-1990s. This has mostly been in former coalfields and urban areas ranging from Bannockburn to Dunblane and Lochgelly to Leith. I was the first to take the then Scottish Executive to court on behalf of a local community over... Read more »
A panel discussion and Q&A on the issue of depopulation in the north of Scotland and a look at various initiatives addressing it.
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Community Land Scotland is looking to recruit a part-time Gaelic Development Officer to deliver a project in partnership with  Bòrd na Gàidhlig. The Officer will deliver a pilot project working with community land trusts and community heritage trusts in the Outer Hebrides and Argyll and Highland islands to increase the use of Gaelic. This is... Read more »
Join us for the third event for urban community groups interested in, or already pursuing, ownership of land and buildings.
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Community Land Scotland has published new research on the distinctive contribution that community landowners are making to addressing the climate emergency. The research was undertaken by Inherit – the Institute for Heritage & Sustainable Human Development – in late 2020 and early 2021. In this blog, project researcher Dr Bobby Macaulay reflects on the main... Read more »
Community landowners are punching above their weight in the fight to save the planet from climate change, according to a new study. It finds their contribution far outweighs the mere 2.25% of Scottish land they control. Many years before the climate emergency was announced, the communities who had bought their local land were introducing environmental... Read more »
I am from and have worked in community development and economic development in rural communities for many years and supporting social enterprise in rural context for last 16 years. 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.... Read more »
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