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Community Rights to Buy: A Scottish Government Community Land Team Event

About this Event

What are Community Rights to Buy?

 

Community Rights to Buy are legislative tools that enable communities to acquire land or buildings. The workshop will cover three of these tools.

 

The Scottish Government's Community Land Team are holding a series of Community Rights to Buy events across Scotland.

Community Rights to Buy are legislative tools that enable communities to acquire land or buildings.

The workshops will cover three of these tools.

Rural projects that protect the environment and mitigate the impact of climate change will share £34 million.

A total of 472 businesses will benefit from the latest award of Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) funding, which promotes environmentally friendly land management practices and looks to protect and enhance Scotland’s natural heritage.

This brings the total committed to rural businesses under AECS since 2015 to more than £211 million, benefiting almost 3,000 applicants.

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said:

The Scottish Land Commission are asking young people to tell them what they hope for the future of Scotland’s land.

Working with ice cream architecture, they’re holding workshops at high schools and youth councils across Scotland to find out what our young people want to see Scotland look like in the years ahead.

The Scottish Land Fund has awarded £1,586,398 to 11 community ownership projects.

A community development company on the island of Colonsay, population 135, has been awarded £390,000 to buy land to build affordable housing and to create a site for affordable business units. The money will be used to buy two areas of land around the settlement of Scalasaig as part of a project to build homes for island residents.

In our Hands: Community Ownership in the South of Scotland

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The South of Scotland is now one of the fastest growing areas for community ownership in Scotland and communities are purchasing a wide range of assets including shops, estates, forestry, harbours, community centres, business and retail space and land for housing – to name but a few.

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