Landowners: Guide For Landowners

This guide aims to encourage Scotland’s landowners to make more land available for community growing provide key information on issues such as site suitability, leases, planning and land use and the law.

The publication is a response to recent evidence, including research conducted by Scotland’s Grow Your Own Working Group (GYOWG), which shows community groups can struggle to find land in order to expand and strengthen the capacity of their local community. Meanwhile, many landowners are keen to support such projects, but lack the knowledge of how to go about it, are worried about statutory responsibilities or find the process of lease negotiations too daunting.

The Guide was was welcomed by Paul Wheelhouse, Scotland's Minister for Environment and Climate Change, at an event at the Scottish Parliament on March 7, 2013. A downloadable version of the Guide, along with template leases and other resources, is available to download free using the link below:

Community Land Advisory Service Guide For Landowners


Northern Ireland


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