Scottish Land Fund

Plans to buy Britain's most remote pub move forward thanks to SLF funding

Plans for a Scottish community to buy the UK's most remote pub have moved closer to completion after the Scottish Land Fund (SLF) granted funding to support the scheme.

Published 15 October 2021

Community acquires land for new affordable homes in Skye 

Edinbane Community Company (ECC) is to help provide six much-needed affordable homes in the centre of Edinbane village with the purchase of three serviced sites at Coishletter with support from the Scottish Land Fund.

Published 9 August 2021

Community group brings new affordable housing to Cannich

Construction work began last week on two new community-led affordable houses to rent in Cannich in a project led by a local community group.

Published 8 April 2021

Community buys land in Lochinver for affordable housing

The community purchase of the Lochinver Glebe from the Church of Scotland has now gone through with the Assynt Development Trust planning to use the land for affordable housing.

Published 7 April 2021

Tomintoul and Glenlivet Development Trust buys secondary school site for new homes

The communities of Tomintoul and Glenlivet took a huge step towards realising their aspirations for community-owned housing last week with the purchase of the site of the former secondary school in Tomintoul.

Published 2 December 2020

Scottish Land Fund boosts 29 community groups with £3.6m funding

Plans to purchase a 55-acre site in Lochinver for the provision of affordable housing is among a number of projects across Scotland have received £3.6 million of funding in the latest round of grants from the Scottish Land Fund.

Published 1 December 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

Tenants move into Scotland's first community-owned Passivhaus development

Three families have moved into Scotland’s first community-owned Passivhaus homes which have been developed by Nith Valley LEAF Trust (NVLT) in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Small Communities Housing Trust (DGSCHT).

Published 21 October 2020

Scottish Land Fund unveils £1.6m backing for community groups

Woodlands, village shops and an urban community centre are amongst the assets set to pass into community hands following funding by the Scottish Land Fund. 

Published 18 September 2020

Morvern Community Woodlands bid backed by £1m award from Scottish Land Fund

The three-year-long campaign to take Morvern Community Woodlands (MWC) into community ownership has boosted by a £1 million award from the Scottish Land Fund.

Published 9 July 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

Scottish Land Fund provides affordable housing boost for Orkney

A total of £367,915 been awarded to two separate affordable housing projects on Orkney in the latest round of grants from the Scottish Land Fund.

Published 15 June 2020

Funding secured for ‘much-needed’ affordable island homes on Colonsay

A community development company has completed the purchase of land to provide affordable homes on the island of Colonsay.

Published 20 May 2020

Udny Community Trust awarded £100k for community centre

The Udny Community Trust has been awarded £100,000 from the Scottish Land Fund to buy the disused Linsmohr Hotel with plans to convert it into a community centre.

Published 23 March 2020

Scottish Land Fund to support new island affordable homes

New affordable homes and a site for new affordable business units are to be developed on Colonsay thanks to funding of £390,000 from the Scottish Land Fund.

Published 14 February 2020