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South Uist community ownership will see nature reserve created

Posted on: Monday 21st May, 2018

An island nature reserve is to be created as crofting estate land is transferred into community ownership on South Uist.

A total of 1100 hectare of land at Loch Druidibeg on the island will become a wildlife haven after the Scottish Government rubber-stamped the plan.

Please click here to read the article in full as it appeared in The National on the 18th of May.

April 2018: e-bulletin No.57

Posted on: Friday 27th April, 2018

April 2018: e-bulletin No.57

High street take-over: Dumfries aims to be the first community to buy back its town centre

Posted on: Tuesday 17th April, 2018

A community arts and development organisation in Dumfries is making a bid to take back control of its neglected town centre and become the first in Scotland to buy back its high street. It hopes to transform the down-at-heel centre into a bustling hub full of urban homes, social enterprises and local small businesses.

To read this article in full, please click here to be taken to The Glasgow Herald's website.

February 2018: e-bulletin No.56

Posted on: Friday 23rd March, 2018

February 2018: e-bulletin No.56

Justin Kenrick: Community Planning is a great idea - but it's a difficult balancing act

Posted on: Monday 05th March, 2018

A page on the Scottish ­Government website claims, boldly, to describe How Community Planning Works.Cynics might answer: “It’s complicated.” They might be right.

While community planning has been around since the 2003 Local Government Act, the big shift ­underway is making sure it’s not just token consultation, but genuine ­community participation in ­planning our futures. This is what the 2015 Community Empowerment Act envisaged, and it is a big change.

To read Justin's article as it appeared in The Scotsman on 28th February, please click here.

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