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Welcome to the Scottish Community Land Network

This site is for people interested in the management and ownership of land-based assets by communities in Scotland. A Scottish Community Land Network, you might say... As you know the internet is a big 'place' with everything about anything so we brought you relevant news and events, and provide opportunities to share ideas with other people interested in this subject. There are almost 1000 members, and more than 800 articles in our archive.

 

Scottish Community Land Network will not be kept up-to-date after March 2012. However, a new site is being produced by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and details will be published on this site as soon as they are available.

The most recent articles are available on the home page - previous articles are in their relevant topic areas (browse the 'Topics' menu on the left).

Notes from a Small Isle

This 'blog' is written by Vikki Trelfer - the Local Development Officer on the Isle of Rum.

All Change?

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Many kinds of misfits and vagabonds drift to "The Edge", and some of them are quietly going about achieving a revolution of sorts, taking back the land from wealthy, distant landowners and planning for generations ahead.

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When does an asset become a liability?

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The announcement of a new Scottish Land Fund will be welcomed by many communities aspiring to own assets and the land they live on.  I've been thinking about the realities of land ownership, and the responsibilities and challenges that can go along with this.

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Being on the island but not of the island

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I'm so impatient for things to happen that I want to fast forward through this difficult, painfully slow part onto the good part where we're enjoying the results of our hard work.

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Christmas Cookies & Holiday Hearts

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A little bit of seasonal magic from an enchanted island; around 70 fallen trees in the village and no properties damaged, although one had a close call with a sycamore and one greenhouse lost its life.

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Wherever you go, there you are.

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“Unfortunately, it’s part of living in a community that before you can realistically assess it, you go from extraordinary enchantment to mournful disenchantment.” 

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Cancelled Ferries, Stranded Visitors, and Funding Woes

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Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness?  Season of strong winds and fallen trees, more like.

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Not ready to hibernate just yet

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Things are quietly taking shape on our sleepy island.

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Rum is another country, time passes differently here...

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I’m not the first person to have noticed that time on the island follows its own very peculiar quickstep dance; quick, slow, quick, quick, slow.

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New Job, New Home, New Friends

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On the fabulous Facebook page of a certain community land network, I was alerted to a job advert: “Development Officer Post”.  Sounds interesting, I thought.

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