Residents on the Isle of Canna are set to take more control of their island in an attempt to double the population, with a Partnership for Canna launched this week.
Published 24 September 2021
Community ownership 'can help restore once-thriving villages emptied due to the Highlands Clearances'
A survey to determine the structure of a community buyout bid for a village once impacted by the Highland Clearances is a perfect indication of how far the Highlands and Islands have moved on since the time of Patrick Sellar more than 200 years ago, according to a local historian.
Published 3 August 2021
A community buyout bid has been unveiled which could see a village once impacted by the Highland Clearances re-populated once again.
Published 6 July 2021
Two Highland communities and visitors to the region are to benefit from the decisions of the Highland Council’s Communities and Place Committee, as community asset transfers have been approved for the Morar and Wester Ross areas.
Published 13 May 2021
A community effort to buy former vacant shops in Killin has been launched to bring them back into public use.
Published 7 May 2021
The South of Scotland’s largest community buyout has been legally completed following one of the most ambitious community fundraising campaigns ever seen and paving the way for the creation of a vast new nature reserve in Dumfries and Galloway.
Published 26 March 2021
Three Highland communities are to benefit from the decisions of the Highland Council’s communities and place committee as community asset transfers have been approved for Corpach and Spean Bridge in Lochaber and Lochinver in Sutherland.
Published 1 December 2020
The former Linsmohr Hotel in Pitmedden has been transformed into a cafe by the Udny Community Trust.
Published 4 November 2020
The South of Scotland’s largest community buyout is set to go ahead following one of the most ambitious community fundraising campaigns ever seen – with the community of Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway successfully raising the final funds needed.
Published 2 November 2020
A trio of community asset transfers in Aberlour, Lossiemouth and Findochty have been given the go-ahead from Moray Council.
Published 13 October 2020
A “game-changing” £300,000 has boosted the Langholm Moor Community Buyout’s attempt to secure southern Scotland’s biggest community land buyout – bringing its funding total to £3.1 million – as a 31 October deadline looms.
Published 24 September 2020
Newcastleton and District Community Trust (NDCT) have taken over 750 acres of land at Holm Hill from the Buccleuch's Borders Estate as the community land buyout deal is completed.
Published 15 September 2020
Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is looking for new panel members for its Communities Asset Transfer Scheme (CATS).
Published 8 September 2020
The Scottish Land Fund has awarded the Langholm Initiative charity £1 million towards the purchase of 10,500 acres of Langholm Moor in the south of Scotland, which would see the local community creating a vast new nature reserve.
Published 18 June 2020
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