Learning from community ownership to be shared

Scottish Rural Network

Community Land Scotland and the Carnegie UK Trust have announced a two-year strategic partnership to learning from community ownership in Scotland across the UK.

The Carnegie UK Trust will provide funding to support Community Land Scotland to develop resources and events as well as attend events and connect with stakeholders outside of Scotland. 

Martyn Evans, CEO of the Carnegie UK Trust, said: 

"We are encouraged by the growing interest and momentum from other parts of the UK and internationally in community ownership approaches. For us, here at the Carnegie UK Trust, community ownership is an important and dynamic force in empowering local communities to develop more sustainable futures and to drive local social and economic development.  This new strategic partnership is an exciting opportunity to help others learn from, what is seen by many as, the world leading approach in Scotland."

Lorne MacLeod, Chairman of community Land Scotland said: 

"We are delighted the Carnegie UK Trust continues to recognise the leading edge work of community land owners and is prepared to assist us respond to the significant international interest there is in what has been happening here, and to actively promote more understanding and learning within the UK and more widely."

Visit the Carnegie UK Trust website for more information.