Category Archives: Community Ownership

Mull of Galloway

Earlier this month I visited Scotland’s most southerly point, the Mull of Galloway to meet representatives of the Trust which has taken on community ownership of the area. The community, through the Mull of Galloway Trust, took up the offer … Continue reading

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Rethinking Wellbeing

Earlier this month, I sat on a panel for the last of a Rethinking Wellbeing seminar series. The programme was run by Scotland’s Futures Forum, along with SEPA, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Government, and started in September. Entitled ‘Different … Continue reading

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Consultation to look at allotments

Last month, the Scottish Government launched a consultation to discuss possible changes to laws governing allotments in Scotland. The  consultation is the latest step in the Government’s stated aim to support allotments and community growing spaces in Scotland. With the … Continue reading

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Community Energy Event – 4 March 2013

At the start of next month, I am hosting an event in my local office to give groups the chance to learn about community energy projects. The event will offer the opportunity to meet with representatives of the Fintry Development Trust which … Continue reading

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Broadband group moves forward

Having attended their first meeting in Abington last summer, earlier this month I received an update from the B4GAL group which is working to bring superfast broadband to the Glencaple and Lowther region in South Lanarkshire. The group’s vision is … Continue reading

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Land Reform Views Sought

Earlier this week I was in Dumfries attending a seminar on land reform organised by the Land Reform Review Group. The group was established by the Scottish Government to investigate how land reform can enable more people in communities across Scotland … Continue reading

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Learning the lessons of Gigha

Earlier this month I participated in a debate celebrating ten years of community ownership on the Isle of Gigha. I recently visited the island as part of a Rural Affairs Committee delegation and during the debate highlighted the positive experiences I … Continue reading

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