Community Ownership

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The number of assets in community ownership is increasing in Scotland, according to new figures. An official publication from the Scottish Government presents the number of assets in community ownership, the number of community groups that own assets and the total area of assets in community ownersh

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Around 100,000 new trees are to be planted throughout the Outer Hebrides by 2020 thanks to an initiative set up by a community wind farm charity. (from left) Wind farm developer Calum MacDonald, David Maclennan, SNH area officer for Argyll and Outer Hebrides, SNH chief executive Francesca Osowska an

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Moray Council has approved the transfer of Forres Town Hall to the community. A Community Asset Transfer for the building was approved on Wednesday, as councillors praised the efforts of Forres Area Community Trust (FACT), the group which has been running the closure-threatened building on a transit

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Copperworks Housing Association has celebrated another significant milestone in the regeneration of its local community. Following several years of hard work and determination Copperworks, with the support of local residents and the Royston Strategy Group, finally acquired a large area of derelict l

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Four Highland communities in Sutherland, Caithness, Ross and Cromarty and Lochaber have had their requests for land and buildings to be leased or transferred over to them approved by the local authority. At the Highland Council's environment, development and infrastructure committee yesterday, membe

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Communities have many options to secure and develop land, but the full range of financing models is often not widely known, and there is more scope to develop innovative finance models to support community ownership, according to a new report. Scottish Land Commission chief executive Hamish Trench

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The Isle of Kerrera Development Trust has been awarded £119,167 from the Scottish Land Fund which will enable them to buy the island’s former school from Argyll and Bute Council and turn it into a much-needed community hub, as well as employ a part time project worker for a year. The Isle of Kerr

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The Boathouse at Alva. Image: Scottish Land Commission As community groups across Scotland are opening up their doors showcasing what happens on community owned land in the first Community Land Week, Scottish Land Commissioner, Megan MacInnes looks at the importance of community land ownership and i

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(from left) Juan Ignacio Gonzalez Tejero, Estates Manager (SCTS), John Robson (Trustee of Stonehaven Town Partnership) and James Douglas (Trustee of Stonehaven Town Partnership) The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has transferred the Stonehaven Sheriff Court building for a nominal sum a

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Druidibeg. Image credit: SNH/Lorne Gill A proposal from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) for a South Uist community group to establish a new Nature Reserve within an active crofting estate has been approved by the Scottish Government.

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