All of our latest news.
Community Ownership Hub: Glasgow and Clyde Valley Year 2 Report
We are delighted to publish a report on our learning from the second year of this project 2022/23.
Training Sessions for Community Landowners
We are planning training session for Autumn 2023. Let us know what you need!
Learning from Local Place Plans
Friday 19 May * 10:00 – 13:00
Monday 22 May * 13:00 – 16:00
Two events about Learning from Local Place Plans – hosted by communities who have completed Local Place Plans!
Funding Available 23/24: Community Engagement Support
We are asking for expressions of interest for community engagement support. Groups applying should be exploring owning land or buildings. They will be getting ready to explain their plans to their wider communities in 2023.
Coal miners’ families stop auction of play park on historic mining site, launch community buyout
The community of Cardowan in North Lanarkshire is celebrating this week, after stopping a public auction of their play park.
2022 Policy highlights – NPF4 and Land Reform Consultation
It is time for a (quick!) update on some of our policy work over 2022.
Including Diverse Groups in Community Land Buyouts
We have appointed consultant researchers to conduct research on Including Diverse Groups in Community Land Buyouts.
Members Report 2022
We have written up a summary of our work in our 2022 Members’ Report. We hope explains the scope of our work and inspires readers for future years!
Community Land Week 2022
Community Land Week ran from the 8th to the 16th of October for the fourth Scotland-wide celebration of community landowners.
Sharing Our Learning from Year 1
Sharing our learning is a key part of the project. We have produced this report to inform community groups, policy makers, other organisations and anyone else interested, how the work is progressing.
Upcoming Events in 2022
At the Urban Gathering 2022, the most popular feedback points was the value of getting everyone together in person. We want to build on that by organising more events.
The Urban Gathering 2022 in Pictures
On Friday the 22nd of April 2022, The Community Ownership Hub and Community Land Scotland hosted The Urban Gathering at The Kinning Park Complex.
Report: Vision for more community-led housing in urban Scotland
“Urban Dwelling: a Vision for Urban Community-led Housing in Scotland” is the report published March 2022 by Community Land Scotland in partnership with South of Scotland Community Housing (SoSCH).
Diversity and Inclusion Community Engagement Top-Tips
We have been working with Govanhill Baths to co-produce a top-tips document on diverse and inclusive community engagement. This is now available!
Funding Available 22/23: Community Engagement Support
We are asking for expressions of interest in community engagement support. Groups applying should be exploring owning land or buildings, and be getting ready to explain their plans in 2022.
Read our Winter ’21 Update!
An overview on what we’ve been up to Spring – Winter 2021.
Who Owns Clydeside?
We took part in the Paisley Road West Festival on Saturday 25th Sept 2021.
We’ve been busy! Read our Summer ’21 update
We had a busy few first months of our project! Read what we got up to Spring -Summer 2021.
News: Did you spot a giant pink bear on Royston Road?
The Rebel Bear teamed up with us, and Copperworks Housing Association to celebrate community ownership of land and buildings in Glasgow.
News: First Community Engagement Awards from Our Support Framework
Awards have now been made to groups in locations across the Clyde Valley, with community ownership aspirations ranging from community hubs to greenspace, historic buildings to housing.
Community Ownership of Green Spaces
Dig into community ownership of green spaces in Glasgow and the Clyde Valley.
Our Commitment to Addressing Equality and Inclusion in Community Ownership
We are early in our diversity and inclusion journey, but we are committed to supporting people of all backgrounds and from all areas.
Statement on the People Make Glasgow Communities Initiative
Community Land Scotland and the Community Ownership Hub: Glasgow and Clyde Valley have issued a joint statement on the “People Make Glasgow Communities” Initiative.
Funding Available 21/22: Community Engagement Support
In 2021, we asked for expressions of interest from community groups who would like community engagement support as they develop proposals to own land or buildings.
Carey Doyle, the manager of the Hub, took part in a roundtable discussion on Reimagining Ownership, hosted by Glasgow Tool Library.
Report: Leading role played by community landowners in tackling the Climate Emergency
Community landowners are punching above their weight in the fight to save the planet from climate change, according to a new study by Community Land Scotland.
Report: From Barmulloch to Bonnymuir Green – This is not just a rural story
A new report published by Community Land Scotland presents the facts that 20% of all community owned assets are now urban, and not just rural.
Blog: “Community Ownership, Recovery and Empowerment” by Carnegie UK
Hub Manager Carey Doyle chaired a panel discussion on Community Ownership and Towns with Community Land Scotland, Greener Kirkcaldy, Power to Change, The Stove Network.
Community Ownership – Shaping the Future of Our Towns with Carnegie Trust UK
In January 2021, we held a two-part online event in collaboration with Carnegie UK Trust which explored the opportunities and challenges associated with community ownership in towns.
Blog: “Kick-starting Community Led Housing” by Tom Beale of Ecomotive, Bristol
Ahead of our planned launch of a Community Ownership Hub in Glasgow and Clyde Valley in 2021, Community Land Scotland has been looking into ways to support the expansion of community ownership in Scotland’s urban areas.