Community Ownership



Canna residents take more control in attempt to double population

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

Highland Clearances village may be subject of community buyout bid

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

Community asset transfers approved for Highland communities in Morar and Wester Ross

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

Community effort to buy vacant shops in Killin launched

A community effort to buy former vacant shops in Killin has been launched to bring them back into public use.

Published 7 May 2021

South of Scotland’s biggest community buyout completed

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 community asset transfers approved for Highland communities

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

Former Pitmedden hotel transformed into community cafe

The former Linsmohr Hotel in Pitmedden has been transformed into a cafe by the Udny Community Trust.

Published 4 November 2020

Community's dream comes true with success of Langholm buyout

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

Moray Council agrees community asset transfers in Aberlour, Lossiemouth and Findochty

A trio of community asset transfers in Aberlour, Lossiemouth and Findochty have been given the go-ahead from Moray Council.

Published 13 October 2020

Langholm community buyout initiative receives £300,000 boost

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

Buccleuch community land buyout deal finalised

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

New members sought for Communities Asset Transfer Scheme panel

Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is looking for new panel members for its Communities Asset Transfer Scheme (CATS).

Published 8 September 2020

The Langholm Initiative receives £1m donation from Scottish Land Fund

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

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