Over the last few years, the Scottish Government have been seeking ways to empower communities to become more involved in land use throughout Scotland. Although there are currently several options for communities to acquire land, 2016 will see further changes introduced through the Land Use Strategy, the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and the government’s target for one million acres of land in community ownership.  These changes could have a significant impact on landowners and those involved in land management in Scotland.

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