William Eichler 11 December 2019

Community ownership in Scotland on the rise

Community ownership in Scotland on the rise image

New figures have revealed that community ownership is on the increase in Scotland.

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

There were 593 assets in community ownership as of December 2018 owned by 429 community groups and with a total area of 209,810 hectares.

This represents 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.

While community ownership is widespread across Scotland, there is a large difference between the distribution of assets, the community groups that own them and their corresponding land area.

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).

Na h-Eileanan Siar and Highland together contain 96.4% (202,174 hectares) of the land area in community ownership in Scotland.

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Legal Director

Disclosure & Barring Service
£103,179 - £117,800
You will be a qualified lawyer with experience of managing a significant in-house legal function within a highly complex private or... Liverpool, Merseyside
Recuriter: Disclosure & Barring Service

Head of Operations

Rossendale Borough Council
£49,408 - £52,899
The Head of Operations is a key leader in the Senior Management Team. Rossendale, Lancashire
Recuriter: Rossendale Borough Council

Finance Manager (Financial Accounting)

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
£48,788 - £52,208 per annum
Rotherham Council has made rapid and significant progress on its improvement journey and it is an exciting time to join Rotherham. Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Recuriter: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Senior Planning Solicitor (18.5 Hours)

Thanet District Council
£38,916 - £44,352 per annum (pro rata) per annum plus market supplement of up to £5k
We are a small and friendly team and are looking to expand with a number of senior legal roles Thanet, Kent
Recuriter: Thanet District Council

Planning Strategy and Implementation Manager

Basildon Borough Council
£49,892 - £53,275
We’re looking for someone that has experience in policy planning in a local government setting. Basildon, Essex
Recuriter: Basildon Borough Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue