Community ownership increases in Scotland

Time for radical change?

Ludo Thierry

Meanwhile – The SNP Scottish Govt and YES majority Scottish Parlt continue to foster Community Ownership in the early days of our New and Better Scotland. In tomorrow’s Westminster election our new and better Scotland can take another important step forward – Let’s Do It. Link and snippets from news.gov.scotland site below:

https://news.gov.scot/news/community-ownership-is-increasing-across-scotland

Scotland’s Chief Statistician today published the Community Ownership in Scotland 2018 publication.

As at December 2018 there were 593 assets in community ownership, owned by 429 community groups and with a total area of 209,810 hectares, 2.7% of the total land area of Scotland.

In 2018, 37 assets came into community ownership, an increase of 7% from 556 in 2017, comprising an additional 3,223 hectares. There were 27 community groups which took ownership of assets for the first time in 2018.

Over a third (38%) of assets and a similar proportion (39%) of community groups are located in two local authorities: Highland (142 assets owned by 111 groups) and Argyll and Bute (84 assets owned by 54 groups).

Considering the land area of community owned assets, Na h-Eileanan Siar and Highland together contain 96.4% (202,174 hectares) of the land area in community ownership in Scotland: 60,042 hectares for Highland; and 142,132 hectares for Na h Eileanan Siar.

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Retired Professor of Media Politics Not-for-profit independent political analysis

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