April 19, 2017
In 2003, the UK wide umbrella body for development trusts had one member in Scotland – Carluke Development Trust. Working on a hunch that Carluke was unlikely to be the only community in Scotland with a development trust or at least with the aspiration to have one, the first tentative steps were taken to form a Scotland wide body – DTAS. Fourteen years on and the steady stream of communities choosing to take more control of their own affairs shows no sign of slowing. Every three years, DTAS carries out a survey of members. Some big numbers in this infographic.