Community Ownership

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A new nature reserve in the uplands of Dumfries and Galloway has doubled in size with the legal completion of the South of Scotland’s largest community buyout, in what organisers say is a "moment of history and hope" for nature, climate and people. The landmark agreement of £2.2 million

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The increased focus on community ownership in Scotland has been revealed in new annual figures published by the Scottish Government. Among its main findings, Community Ownership in Scotland 2021 found there were 711 assets in community ownership as at December 2021. This is an increase of

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The 25th anniversary of the community buyout of the Isle of Eigg was celebrated over the weekend. The Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust (IEHT), a partnership between islanders, Highland Council and the Scottish Wildlife Trust, bought the island for £1.5 million on June 12, 1997.

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The Scottish Land Fund has awarded the Langholm Initiative charity £1 million in a “major game-changer” for South Scotland’s biggest ever community buyout. The town of Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway aims to raise £2.2m by July to purchase 5,300 acres of Langholm Moor

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Residents on Colonsay have returned a majority vote in favour of a community buyout of the island’s only hotel and pub. Consultations with business consultants have now begun to assess the viability of a community bid for The Colonsay Hotel, which is listed for sale for offers over £650,

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The Applecross Community Company (ACC) has welcome local households into the first community-owned accommodation on the peninsula and the first affordable houses built in Applecross for 18 years. The community-led development of three accessible homes is a milestone for the area, built in response t

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Port Bannatyne residents are delighted that their community share offer has raised £92,385 in just over a month. The monies will be used to allow the village to complete the purchase of the Anchor Tavern and the former off-licence at 34 Marine Road which will become a flexible community hub sp

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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. The partnership, which brings together the island owners, the National Trust for Scotland (NTS), and the island community, aims to use

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