April 6, 2016
Land Rights Now
Scotland’s community land owners – under the auspices of Community Land Scotland – have joined a Global Call for Action to double the area of land owned or controlled by indigenous peoples and communities by 2020. The importance of people being able to reconnect with the land is beautifully portrayed in an inspiring new short film which tells the story of a young woman who had left the island of Eigg for a career in London, returning home to make a future for her new family.
As part of a Global Call to Action, a campaign to double the global area of land legally recognised as owned or controlled by indigenous peoples and communities by 2020, an inspiring new short film about the community buyout on the Isle of Eigg has been released.
The film covers the story of Sarah Boden, who has returned to Eigg after leaving the island to work as a music journalist in London and features Maggie Fyffe of the Eigg Heritage Trust and Community Land Scotland’s very own Peter Peacock.
Over 300 organisations are signed up to the Global Call to Action.