The Community Ownership Hub: Glasgow and Clyde Valley has two staff members; you can learn more about us below.
This is a project by Community Land Scotland. Community Land Scotland is the national voice for community landowners, with over 100 member organisations across Scotland, ranging from community landowners of major crofting estates in the Western Isles to inner city community hubs in diverse communities such as Kinning Park in Glasgow. We are at the forefront of advocating for land reform as a way to help deliver a fairer, greener and more sustainable Scotland and we promote community ownership of land and associated assets as central to delivering that overarching objective.
Dr. Carey Doyle – Manager
Carey is the manager of Community Land Scotland’s Community Ownership Hub: Glasgow and Clyde Valley. A town planner with over 17 years experience in private consultancy, academia, and the third sector, her career has focused on delivering inclusive and sustainable outcomes from land.
At the Community Ownership Hub she leads on action research and policy development for land reform in urban Scotland. She conducts and commissions research on key topics to drive forward community land ownership in our towns and cities.
Carey also supports community land owners with their projects, putting her planning and consultancy skills to use for communities. She relishes working on complicated cases like ownerless land and turning planning objections into proactive community land projects.
Heather Yearwood – Development Officer
Heather’s role is to support communities in Glasgow and the Clyde Valley aspiring to buy land and promote robust community engagement. Coming from a background of health and wellbeing, and social development, she is interested in building strong and resilient communities in Scotland. She has worked supporting the promotion and implementation of community gardening and community entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean and is conscious of the importance of communities creating and owning their own sustainable development projects. She is excited by the opportunity to support communities to grow and evolve through owning their own land, taking an inclusivity and equalities approach.
Community Land Scotland – Parent Organisation
Community Land Scotland was established in 2010 as a response to the need for a collective voice for community landowners in Scotland.
The current membership includes community landowners from across Scotland – from Lewis to the Borders – owning and managing over 550,000 acres and a wide range of assets between them.