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
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
Hundreds of islanders in the Outer Hebrides will vote next month on whether they want to buy out their estate.
People are being urged to keep donating to a public crowdfunder and major donors are being asked to step up as South Scotland’s biggest community buyout battles the odds to tackle a £400,000 shortfall in its final two weeks.
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.
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
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,
Two community groups in the Scottish Highlands have together received over £23,000 from the UK’s first community carbon share, as part of Britain’s biggest rewilding project.
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
One of the UK’s largest community-led nature restoration projects has taken a big step forwards, with its crowdfunder surging past £100,000 after a £20,000 donation from charity Rewilding Britain. The community of Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway is seeking to raise £2.2 mil
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
Glassford Community Group has been given the go-ahead to buy and refurbish its local hall for the benefit of the village.
A community in Dumfries and Galloway is setting out to raise £2.2 million to double the size of a vast new nature reserve, in stage two of the South of Scotland’s biggest ever community land buyout. The Langholm Initiative charity aims to buy 5,300 acres of Langholm Moor and three reside
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
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. Rosal in Stra