About DTAS

About DTA Scotland

DTA Scotland is an independent, member-led organisation which aims to promote, support and represent development trusts in Scotland. Established in 2003, DTA Scotland now has over 250 development trust members – community-led organisations using a combination of enterprise and creativity to improve the quality of life for local people in urban, rural and island communities across Scotland. In 2016, DTA Scotland converted to a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation) - No.SC034231.

What we do

Through the provision of information, advice and support, and the effective facilitation of our inspiring development trust network, DTA Scotland seeks to contribute to the building of independent, enterprising and resilient communities. This work includes an annual conference which regularly attracts over 200 delegates, a wide range of publications and resources, and a suite of training and support interventions. 

Other DTA Scotland Services

DTA Scotland is often at the forefront of new and creative approaches to community-led development. These include promoting and supporting community ownership / asset transfer and the use of community shares as an innovative form of social finance. 

Strategic Partners

DTA Scotland has a close working relationship with our sister organisations Locality in England, DTA Wales and Development Trusts NI – which together provide a combined membership of over XXX development trusts. DTA Scotland is a key member of the Scottish Community Alliance and works closely with other community networks.

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The Network

Participate, network, and exchange knowledge with our experts and other DTAS members

Support

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Representation

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