Community Land Buyout

The Land Reform (Scotland) 2003 Act now permits communities to take forward a community land buyout, or obtain community assets, and make them work for the community and not for private gain.

Legal services

We can provide a full range of services for a community land buyout including advice on:

  • Charitable status
  • Community contracts
  • Compliance and regulation
  • Funding
  • Leasing
  • Legal structures and governance
  • Procurement 
  • Property acquisitions
  • Renewable energy projects
  • Setting up organisations

We act for a significant number of community and regeneration organisations and are at the forefront of providing legal advice for various community bodies. These organisations have come to us because of our experience in this market and our pragmatic approach.

We advised Bute Community Land Company on their community land buyout of Rhubodach forest on the Isle of Bute and Machrihanish Airbase Community Company in connection with their community land buyout of the redundant 1,000-acre airfield.