The Scottish Government’s proposed ‘land rights and responsibilities statement’ is out for consultation until10th March. The statement defines six important principles – the first of which says “….ownership, management and use of land should contribute to the collective benefit of … Continue reading
Since its launch in March 2016, the Scottish Land Fund has awarded £1.7m to 58 community initiatives across the country – 13 specifically to acquire assets. SLF has provided an update including an interactive map of all those who have … Continue reading
Edinburgh community group Action Porty in Portobello has become the first urban community in the country to successfully register interest in buying a community asset under the extension of the community right to buy to urban areas contained in the … Continue reading
An eight step guide to community ownership of land has been produced by Community Land Scotland.
The Big Lottery Fund Scotland has launched a new £45m Community Assets fund, a rolling programme to help local groups own and manage their own local facilities.
In the First Minister’s Priorities Speech to Parliament she said: “The final theme I want to talk about today is empowerment and democratic accountability. Within this parliament, we will work constructively to improve the way in which government is held … Continue reading