Community Land Scotland

Call for £100m community wealth fund to help locals contribute to Scotland's future

A £100 million community wealth fund should be established to ensure a wider spread of opportunities to assist Scotland's pandemic recovery and the nation’s response to the climate emergency, according to Community Land Scotland (CLS).

Published 16 August 2021

Tenants move into new homes on the Isle of Mull

Four years after embarking on an ambitious project to deliver four affordable homes at Ulva Ferry on the Isle of Mull, Mull and Iona Community Trust (MICT) handed over the keys to the new homes on Wednesday.

Published 21 May 2021

One-fifth of all community owned assets are in urban areas, Community Land Scotland finds

A new report published by Community Land Scotland has revealed that 20% of all community-owned assets are now urban, and not just rural.

Published 22 March 2021

Community Land Scotland calls for new powers to control sales of large estates

Community Land Scotland (CLS) has called for new powers to control sales of large estates and to break up landowning monopolies in its new manifesto for a sustainable Scotland.

Published 26 November 2020

Community Land Scotland calls for access to safe and warm housing at affordable prices

Community Land Scotland (CLS) has called for access to safe and warm housing at prices local people can afford as it publishes its new report on community-led housing today.

Published 12 November 2020

Community Land Scotland reiterates importance of land reform to green recovery

Land reform must form an essential component of Scotland’s green economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, according to Community Land Scotland (CLS).

Published 23 July 2020

Community Land Scotland sets out community ownership vision for economic recovery

A bold ‘Rural New Deal’ embracing further land reform should be one of the foundations on which to rebuild Scotland’s economy and prepare a greener future, MSPs have been told.

Published 15 June 2020

Population of Scottish islands show signs of increasing

The population of the Scottish islands are showing signs of increasing after years of decline, the BBC reports.

Published 19 September 2019

Copperworks celebrates ‘Park on the Hill’ regeneration milestone

Copperworks Housing Association has celebrated another significant milestone in the regeneration of its local community.

Published 28 August 2019

Community land buying powers not ‘fit for purpose’

Community land buying powers have not been used since they were brought in a year ago, prompting claims the law is not “fit for purpose”.

Published 23 July 2019

Blog: Land owners have rights, how about responsibilities?

Peter Peacock discusses how new community right to buy laws will open a new next chapter in Scotland’s land reform story.

Published 18 January 2017

Community buy-out of Lewis estate completed

A Western Isles community has completed the purchase of its local estate for £85,000 in just one year.

Published 30 March 2016