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Scottish Land Commission

Working to create a Scotland where everybody can benefit from the ownership and use of the nation’s land and buildings, discover the Scottish Land Commission’s range of resources.   

Community Land Scotland

Community Land Scotland represents Scotland’s new generation of community land owners, working to inspire aspirant communities and influence the public policies that can help them

Community Ownership Hub

Glasgow and the Clyde Valley is a pilot project by Community Land Scotland, with the aim of focusing resources on the Glasgow and Clyde Valley are to encourage and enable more community ownership. 

Community Ownership Support ServiceCOSS supports community based groups in Scotland take a stake in or ownership of previously publicly owned land or buildings, and advises relevant authorities on the asset transfer process.

Development Trusts Association Scotland

DTAS uses its expertise to inform, support and represent Scotland’s network of development trusts, facilitating the sharing of knowledge and expertise and encouraging mutualism and co-operation

Green Action Trust

Green Action Trust is the trusted delivery partner focussed on environmental and regeneration outcomes for Scotland, planning, collaborating and delivering positive action across the country to achieve Scotland’s climate change ambition

HES Community Resources

Find out more about the work Historic Environment Scotland is doing to empower and support communities in championing their heritage, and discover the range of resources on offer for you and your community

Local Authority Register

The local authority register on MyGov.Scot allows you to see the full list of local authorities in the country, with lists of services and resources available to people and businesses


Scotland’s leading place and active citizenship charity, helping people understand the place where they live by offering impartial advice, skills training, and a free, impartial, confidential planning advice service

Place Standard

The Place Standard tool provides a framework for individuals to structure their conversations about the physical and social elements of a place

Scotland’s Land Information Service

A resource hub from the Registers of Scotland to help you find information including land owners, property prices, property documents and check if a property is on the land register

Scotland’s Towns Partnership

STP is Scotland’s nation towns’ collective, representing and promoting the diversity of our towns and places, and supporting those organisations and groups that have an interest in or ownership of them

STP Town Centre Toolkit

The STP Town Centre Toolkit contains ideas and examples of how people and organisations can make their town centre more attractive, active, and accessible

Scotland’s Regeneration Forum

SURF is a national organisation focused on improving the lives and opportunities of residents of Scotland’s disadvantaged communities

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The SCVO is the national membership organisation for Scotland’s charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises

Scottish Government Community Right to Buy

Scottish Government’s Community Right to Buy allows communities in Scotland to apply to register an interest in land and the opportunity to buy that land when it comes up for sale

The National Lottery Scottish Land Fund

A funding programme helping rural and urban communities become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets

Scottish Social Enterprise Eco-system Map

This map, from Community Enterprise, illustrates how Scotland’s social enterprises link together. It is designed for community groups, third sector organisations, social enterprises and social entrepreneurs

Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust plants trees to combat climate change, protects woods and trees from decimation, and brings damaged ancient woods back to life