Scottish Land Fund

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

Scottish groups share £1.3m of Scottish Land Fund cash

Garnethill Multicultural Centre, Comann Eachdraidh Eirsgeidh (Eriskay Historical Society) and a housing project in Arisaid are set to benefit from receiving a share of £1.3 million of funding from the Scottish Land Fund.

Published 20 December 2019

Work completes on new Roystonhill Community Hub

Spire View Housing Association has announced the completion of works at the new, state of the art Roystonhill Community Hub.

Published 28 August 2019

Copperworks celebrates ‘Park on the Hill’ regeneration milestone

Copperworks Housing Association has celebrated another significant milestone in the regeneration of its local community.

Published 28 August 2019

Community ownership funding paves way for purchase of 17th century estate

A historic estate dating back to the 17th century is set to be bought by the community thanks to a grant from the Scottish Land Fund.

Published 11 June 2019

Scottish Land Fund grants more than £500,000 for community ownership projects

A Highlands residents association is one of four community groups to receive financial support from the Scottish Land Fund to transfer ownership of local projects to the hands of local people.

Published 11 April 2019