Community Ownership - The Future Of Scottish Land Ownership

Community ownership should become a normal and realistic option for communities to acquire land and assets, according to recommendations on community ownership in a recent report. The report, prepared by the Scottish Land Commission, follows a review of existing community right to buy mechanisms and community ownership in Scotland. Report authors make a number of recommendations to Scottish Ministers for the future of community right to buy; in particular, that community ownership should become a routine option for communities, so it is planned and proactive rather than reactive.