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Community Land Scotland

The 38 members of Community Land Scotland manage some 200,000 hectares of land, home to some 25,000 people.  Community ownership is transforming communities previously considered fragile and unsustainable into exemplars of locally-led asset-based rural development.

Community landowners deliver local, accountable control of land and resources and seek to manage these to achieve integrated sustainable development:

•Promoting economic development: from renewable energy projects and land management to tourism initiatives and affordable housing.

•Maintaining local service delivery: from running the local shop or bunkhouse to providing childcare and countryside ranger services

•Protecting and enhancing the environment: delivering, often in partnership, large scale land management and restoration projects,

•Supporting community development: building community capacity, confidence and empowerment through self-determination and local control of assets.