One Million Acre Strategic Implementation Group


The One Million Acre Strategic Implementation Group was set up in 2016 to:

  • monitor the implementation of the actions from the One Million Acre Short-Life Working Group's final report: One million acres by 2020: strategy report and recommendations
  • develop a strategic approach to raising awareness of community land ownership
  • improve co-ordination of existing support activities and identify areas for greater collaboration
  • develop a framework of outcomes and indicators that can be used to measure the success of community land ownership and the one million acre target

Highlands and Islands Enterprise have produced a video that looks at the achievements and aspirations of the community land movement.

Read the latest updates on the land and community blog.


  • Janet Mountford-Smith, Community Land Team, Scottish Government
  • Dave Thomson, Community Land Team, Scottish Government
  • Sandra Holmes, Community Assets Team, Highland & Islands Enterprise
  • Gavin Mowat, Policy & Parliamentary Affairs, Scottish Land & Estates
  • Rebecca Carr, Environment and Social Forestry, Forestry Commission Scotland
  • Linda Gillespie, Community Ownership Support Service, Development Trusts Association Scotland
  • Linsay Chalmers, Development Manager, Community Land Scotland
  • Neil Ritch, Deputy Director, Big Lottery

Advisory member

  • Shona Glenn, Scottish Land Commission (Head of Policy and Research)