Five years ago Scotland extended the Community Right to Buy to urban areas, and extended the funding from the Scottish Land Fund to community bodies in cities and towns.
This video looks at a number of case studies of communities that have taken ownership of local assets, and what impact that has had.
“Over the last five years across Scotland’s towns and cities, the Scottish Land Fund has supported flourishing groups to fulfil their potential as by owning land, property and other assets they have been able to generate income, create jobs, provide vital services, enhance local amenities and undertake projects that retain and attract new people to their communities.” – John Watt, Chair of the Scottish Land Fund.
Read Community Land Scotland’s report ‘From Barmulloch to Bonnymuir Green: How community ownership is changing the face of our towns and cities‘
Photo courtesy of Kinning Park Complex and Greer Pester Arts.