Sharing community experiences Communities have a new right to produce their own land use plans called “Local Place Plans”. Kinning Park Complex and Wester Hailes Community Trust completed some of the first Local Place Plans in 2022. While there are guides on preparing a
Community Land Scotland were asked to write a blog for the Scottish Land Commission on their research into transparency and legal options to development land ‘Transparency of Options Agreements’ (Diffley Partnership 2023). Our blog is reproduced below, or you can read
We have commissioned Community Enterprise to carry out research on experiences of people from ethnic minority backgrounds in community ownership of buildings and land. Please complete the survey using the link below, and get in touch if you have any questions. Research
We have concerns that, as it stands, the Land Reform Bill will fail to deliver any of its proposed outcomes and will not match the ambitious language of party election manifestos. We set out the four core issues which need
We are delighted to publish a report on our learning from the second year of this project 2022/23.
It is time for a (quick!) update on some of our policy work over 2022.
We have appointed consultant researchers to conduct research on Including Diverse Groups in Community Land Buyouts.
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!
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.
“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).
We have been working with Govanhill Baths to co-produce a top-tips document on diverse and inclusive community engagement. This is now available!
An overview on what we’ve been up to Spring – Winter 2021.
Scottish land markets are changing quickly due in part to global demand for low and zero carbon investments. Green Lairds are buying up large landholdings for “rewilding” and other carbon offset projects.
We had a busy few first months of our project! Read what we got up to Spring -Summer 2021.
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.
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.
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.