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A collective voice for community landowners throughout Scotland, representing and supporting land reform through community land ownership
 Joined September 2016
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Research on experiences of people from ethnic minority backgrounds in community ownership of buildings and land.
Following a detailed and lengthy process, an independent panel has recommended that the original decision to refuse the asset transfer be overturned, subject to a number of conditions, and Scottish Government ministers have accepted this recommendation.
John Watt reflects on his long career working in Scottish community development and land reform, the progress that has been made and the challenges that remain. In 1997, following a… Read More »John Watt – reflections on 25 years of land reform
Today we publish ‘The Credibility Gap for Green Finance’, a piece of research and analysis which critiques the ‘green finance gap’. This is written by Jon Hollingdale, an independent forestry… Read More »The Credibility Gap for Green Finance
Community Land Scotland has published research by Professor Mike Danson on the impact of community land ownership in locations which were previously under monopoly ownership.
There was a buzz in the air as delegates arrived at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig for this year’s conference. The event started with a lunch that spilled out of the SMO… Read More »2023 Annual Conference summary report published
Today we publish ‘Essential truths in land reform’, an opinion piece written by Peter Peacock, a former Leader of Highland Council, an MSP and Cabinet Secretary.
Community Land Scotland today publish their position paper on ‘green finance’ and natural capital which highlights concerns around the implications for long-term land ownership and use and for future community… Read More »Position paper on ‘Green Finance’
Community Land Week returns this year in an expanded celebration that will run from the 13th to the 29th of October for the fifth Scotland-wide celebration of community landowners. Any geographic… Read More »Be a part of Community Land Week in 2023
Press release: Community Land Scotland conference 2023 summary
Today we publish ‘The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black Black Carbon’. The paper, by renowned academic, writer and land reformer Alastair McIntosh, gives a fascinating perspective on natural and… Read More »The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black Black Carbon
The debate continues over wealthy ‘green lairds’ buying land and receiving public money for environmental projects, used to offset harmful carbon emissions from their normal commercial activities. But there is… Read More »Community efforts vital in fight to save the natural world
Community Land Scotland welcomes its new Policy Manager, Dr Josh Doble. This post has been created thanks to three-year funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and increases the organisation’s capacity… Read More »Community Land Scotland welcomes its new Policy Manager
Dr Bobby Macaulay, the Coordinator of the Community Landownership Academic Network (CLAN), is conducting a research project that will be the first step of designing a new approach to research… Read More »Request to Community Land Scotland Members to participate in research
It could be seen as the land reform equivalent of a musical supergroup with performers from different bands coming together to cut a disc or album. But those gathering in… Read More »Community land supergroup gathers in Outer Hebrides
CASE STUDY: Gaelic Communities FundBuidheann Leasachaidh Horsiadar | Horshader Community Development Project: Slàn san DachaighGaelic Communities Fund Awarded: £9,500 Gàidhlig English Background Horshader Community Development (HCD) started in 2004 to… Read More »Horshader Community Development – Buidheann Leasachaidh Horsiadar
CASE STUDY: Gaelic Communities FundStòras Uibhist Project: FlòraidhGaelic Communities Fund Awarded: £18,500 Gàidhlig English Background Stòras Uibhist owns and manages the community owned South Uist Estate. The 94,000 acre estate… Read More »Stòras Uibhist translation
CASE STUDY: Gaelic Communities FundUrras an Taobh Sear | Staffin Community Trust Project: Sùil an t-SolaisGaelic Communities Fund Awarded: £15,000 Gàidhlig English Background Urras an Taobh Sear (UTS – Staffin… Read More »Staffin Community Trust | Urras an Taobh Sear
CASE STUDY: Gaelic Communities FundUrras Ceann a Tuath na Hearadh | North Harris Trust Project: Maor Dùthcha na HearadhGaelic Communities Fund Awarded: £11,000 Gàidhlig English Background North Harris Trust (NHT)… Read More »North Harris Trust | Urras Ceann a Tuath na Hearadh
CASE STUDY: Gaelic Communities FundUrras Coimhearsnachd Bhràdhagair agus Arnoil | Bragar and Arnol Community Trust Project: Grinneabhat 2122Gaelic Communities Fund Awarded: £5,000 Gàidhlig English Background Urras Coimhearsnachd Bhràdhagair agus Arnoil… Read More »Bragar and Arnol Community Trust | Urras Coimhearsnachd Bhràdhagair agus Arnoil
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