This new publication from Fiery Spirits CoP gathers a mix of experience and academic insight into how local communities are learning how to cope – and even thrive - through difficult times. Written in an accessible style its stories highlight experience from Cumbria to the Scottish Highlands, and from New Orleans to Tooting, London. Web links direct readers to topical references, and a practical guide shows how to run a community workshop on the topic.
Was out on the Isle of Coll and Tiree last week. Looking at the work of their development trusts. Great things happening there. Mostly encouraged by the refreshing and resilient attitude of the young locally born and bred Tiree folk. Have a look at http://www.developmentcoll.co.uk/ and http://www.tireetrust.org.uk/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
A New Scottish Land Fund - Policy Briefing just out at http://www.ruralgateway.org.uk/en/node/3924
Community Land Scotland is the representative organisation of Scotland’s community land owners. Together, the members of Community Land Scotland own some 500,000 acres and use that land ownership as the basis for social and economic development, the regeneration of their respective communities, and in growing more sustainable and resilient communities.
In the context of Scottish Government proposals for a new Scottish Land Fund, Community Land Scotland’s members have considerable experience of the administration of such funds and want to make that experience available to the Scottish Government in developing a successful new land fund.