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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00905: Claudia Beamish (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 20 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what community land has been bought with help from the Scottish Land Fund and how much has been spent by the fund since its introduction.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 1 July 2016

The new Scottish Land Fund was launched in April 2016 and now supports communities throughout Scotland to become more resilient and sustainable through community land ownership with acquisition and development support. The Scottish Government has increased the Fund from £3 million to £10 million per year. As at 22 June 2016 the Scottish Land Fund has awarded £1.1 million of this year’s funding to support communities in this area.

Group

Local authority

Summary of project

Colintraive and Glendaruel

Argyll and Bute

Forest

Coigach CDC

Highland

Smokehouse

Covesea

Moray

Lighthouse

Midlem Village Hall

Scottish Borders

Land

Mull of Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway

Lighthouse

Huntly Development Trust

Aberdeenshire

Smallholding

Lochmaben

Dumfries and Galloway

Loch and Cottage

North Harris Trust

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Scalpay Estate

South Islay Development

Argyll and Bute

Petrol Station

Pairc Trust

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Pairc Estate

Johnstonebridge

Dumfries and Galloway

4 Plots of Land

Aigas

Highland

Forest

Blairmore

Argyll and Bute

4 Areas of Land

Ecology Centre

Fife

Land

KCLA

Fife

Land

Kintyre Recycling

Argyll and Bute

Land

Kyle of Sutherland

Highland

Post Office/House

Mull and Iona Community Trust

Argyll and Bute

2 Plots of Land

West Glenmoriston

Highland

Former School

Upper Nithsdale Arts and Crafts Community Initiative Ltd

Dumfries and Galloway

Community Building

Carloway Estate Trust

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Estate

The Glendale Trust

Highland

Community building and house

Arran Community Land Initiative

North Ayrshire

Community food and environmental activities

Grimsay Community Association

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Community building and allotments

Kettins Parish Hall

Perthshire

Community recreational and environmental activities

Kirkton Woodland Heritage Group

Highland

Community woodland

Aigas Community Forest

Highland

Community woodland

Morvern Community Woodland

Highland

Community woodland

The Findhorn Village Conservation Company

Moray

Community housing, environmental and recreational activities

Kilfinnan Community Forest Company

Argyll and Bute

Community Forest

South West Mull and Iona Development Ltd.

Argyll and Bute

Community Forest

 

Culbokie Community Trust

Highland

Community square

Newburgh Community Trust

Fife

Reservoir

Birse Community Trust

Perthshire

Community Forest

Tiree Community Development Trust

Argyll and Bute

 

Community Shop

Tweedsmuir Community Company

Scottish Borders

Land and buildings for community hub and Inn.

Urras Sgire Oighreachd Bharabhais Community Company

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

 

Estate buy-out

 

Beith Community Development Trust

North Ayrshire

 

Former school campus for workshop/offices and residential development

Glengarry Community Woodlands

Highland

Community Woodland

Kirknewton Community Development Trust

West Lothian

 

Land for affordable housing

Maryculter Woodland Trust

Aberdeenshire

Community woodland

Morvern Community Development Company

Highland

 

2 areas of land for affordable housing and community hub

Scourie Community Development Company

Highland

 

Greenfield Site

Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust

Highland

 

Land for community sports/recreational facilities

Newcastleton and District Community Trust

Scottish Borders

Community petrol station

 

Ballantrae Rural Initiative Care in the Community

South Ayrshire

 

House and garden to develop residential care home.

Tayport Community Trust

Fife

 

Former steel works to develop as community hub

Mull and Iona Community Trust

Argyll and Bute

 

Forestry area to develop for light industrial storage compounds

Gallan Head Community Trust

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Former MOD base

Glenurquhart Care Project

Highland

Land for sheltered housing

Keose Glebe Steering Group

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Estate buy-out

Since 2012 the Scottish Land Fund has supported rural communities to bring 86,810 acres into community ownership, see the following table for details. In this time the fund has spent £10.6 million supporting these communities in their ambitions to own and manage land and land assets.