1. NEWS

    29 Nov 2018 09:48

    ‘Shop Social’ this Christmas

    Additional funding to strengthen the social enterprise sector.

  2. Publication

    16 Nov 2018

    Third Sector Interface: outcome framework

    Activites and outcomes of Third Sector Interface (TSI) work funded by the Scottish Government.

  3. Guidance

    14 Nov 2018

    Allotments: duty to prepare a food growing strategy - guidance for local authorities

    Statutory guidance for local authorities to assist them in their duty to prepare a food growing strategy, as set out in part 9, section 119 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

  4. Guidance

    31 Oct 2018

    Community right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land: easy read version

    A short guide for community groups to Part 3A of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 relating to abandoned, neglected or detrimental land.

  5. Guidance

    31 Oct 2018

    Community right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land: information for communities

    Information for communities thinking of applying for community right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land.

  6. Research publication

    30 Oct 2018

    Environment and Land Reform: relations between non-governmental organisations and community groups

    The report examines relations between non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community groups in the light of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016.

  7. Research publication

    24 Oct 2018

    Tackling social isolation and loneliness: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to our 'Connected Scotland: tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger communities' consultation.

  8. Consultation paper

    05 Oct 2018

    Annual canvass reform proposals: consultation paper

    This policy statement sets out the revised model for the annual canvass which has been drawn up by the UK, Scottish and Welsh Government, and seeks views from all interested parties.

  9. Consultation responses

    03 Oct 2018

    South of Scotland Enterprise Agency: consultation report

    Analysis report on the consultation process for creating the South of Scotland Enterprise Agency. The report analyses both online responses and opinions expressed at the 26 engagement events held across Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

  10. Publication

    01 Aug 2018

    Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018: process for considering third party representations

    Ministers are keen to ensure communities are engaged in environmental decision-making, and this policy statement sets out the circumstances under which third parties may ask Ministers to determine EAR applications.

  11. Guidance

    23 Jul 2018

    Common good property: statutory guidance for local authorities

    How local authorities should carry out the new legal duties imposed on them by Part 8 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

  12. NEWS

    19 Jun 2018 17:21

    Scottish Crown Estate

    Bill to give communities a stronger voice.

  13. Consultation paper

    12 Jun 2018

    Together we can, together we will: consultation

    Consultation by National Consultation of Rual Advisers (NCRA) to help inform recommendations for Scottish Government on future policy direction for the rural economy.

  14. Form

    07 Jun 2018

    Community Choices Fund: guidance and application forms

    Guidance and application form for community organisations and Community Councils.

  15. NEWS

    28 May 2018 00:01

    Communities to shape democracy

    People to have their say on Scotland’s public services.

  16. NEWS

    16 Mar 2018 09:19

    Climate Challenge Fund

    More than 1,000 community projects have helped cut carbon emissions.

  17. NEWS

    30 Jan 2018 09:30

    Planning application decision times published

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

  18. NEWS

    25 Jan 2018 13:44

    Scottish Crown Estate

    Landmark legislation published.

  19. Consultation paper

    16 Jan 2018

    A Connected Scotland: tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger communities

    This strategy sets out our vision for a Scotland where everyone has the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships, regardless of age, status, circumstance, or identity.

  20. NEWS

    26 Dec 2017 00:01

    Designing communities

    People to have say in designs for their area.

  21. NEWS

    23 Dec 2017 00:01

    £14 million for young people and communities

    More than 100 organisations to benefit from funding.

  22. NEWS

    08 Dec 2017 09:42

    Community ownership is increasing in Scotland

    An Official (Experimental - Data under development) Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  23. Statistics publication

    08 Dec 2017

    Estimate of community owned land in Scotland 2017

    The estimate of community owned land in Scotland is an annual publication that will track progress towards the Scottish Government targets.

  24. Correspondence

    07 Dec 2017

    Asset Transfer Requests: Notification of Review Decision by Scottish Ministers

    Asset Transfer Request under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015: Notification of Review of Decision by Scottish Ministers.

  25. Research finding

    10 Nov 2017

    Evaluating Participatory Budgeting activity in Scotland: interim report year 2

    Research Summary of interim findings of an evaluation study of Participatory Budgeting activity in Scotland.

  26. Report

    09 Nov 2017

    Engaging communities in decisions relating to land: consultation analysis

    Analysis of the consultation on the draft guidance on engaging communities in decisions relating to land. Scottish Ministers published a public consultation on the dra

  27. NEWS

    03 Nov 2017 09:00

    Local community land transfer in Skye

    Forestry land at Fairy Pools to be owned by community group.

  28. NEWS

    29 Oct 2017 00:01

    More choice for communities

    Landmark agreement with COSLA reached.

  29. NEWS

    27 Oct 2017 11:04

    Supporting local communities

    Funding to tackle poverty.

  30. NEWS

    24 Oct 2017 10:32

    £1.5m for Community Choices Fund

    People to have more say on how money is spent.

  31. NEWS

    24 Oct 2017 10:32

    £1.5m for Community Choices Fund

    People to have more say on how money is spent.

  32. NEWS

    10 Oct 2017 15:58

    Registration consent granted for Ulva

    Community gains right to register interest in buying island.

  33. NEWS

    28 Sep 2017 10:17

    Making more of Scotland's land

    Vision for land rights and responsibilities.

  34. Report

    28 Sep 2017

    Scottish land rights and responsibilities statement: consultation response report

    Responses to consultation on draft Scottish land rights and responsibilities statement.

  35. Guidance

    28 Sep 2017

    Scottish land rights and responsibilities statement

    Statement of land rights and responsibilities in Scotland, as required by Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016.

  36. Factsheet

    20 Sep 2017

    Community Empowerment (Registers of Land) (Scotland) Regulations 2016: amended version

    This document has been prepared to assist readers of the Community Empowerment Regulations pertaining to the registers of land.

  37. Report

    14 Sep 2017

    Land rights and responsibilities statement: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to the land rights and responsibilities statement consultation, which closed on 10 March 2017.

  38. Form

    14 Sep 2017

    Asset transfer: model documents

    Template and example documents pertaining to asset transfer, including request, acknowledgement, approval and refusal letters.

  39. NEWS

    07 Sep 2017 14:23

    Urban right to buy

    Community group is first to benefit in urban area.

  40. Consultation paper

    30 Jun 2017

    Community empowerment and common good property: consultation on draft guidance

    Consultation on guidance for local authorities on how to fulfil the requirements of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

  41. NEWS

    24 Mar 2017 10:00

    Guidance for land owners

    Consultation on best way to engage local communities.

  42. Consultation responses

    23 Feb 2017

    Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015: analysis of consultation on participation requests

    Analysis of responses to the consultation on participation requests as part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

  43. NEWS

    16 Feb 2017 13:30

    Scottish Land Fund awards

    11 community groups share £2.1 million to develop community spaces.

  44. NEWS

    23 Jan 2017 15:09

    Greater power for Scotland's communities.

    Community Empowerment Act

  45. Guidance

    23 Jan 2017

    Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015: community transfer bodies' guidance

    A step-by-step guide for community bodies on asset transfer as part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

  46. Guidance

    23 Jan 2017

    Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015: asset transfer guidance for authorities

    A step-by-step guide for relevant authorities on the requirements for dealing with asset transfer requests.

  47. Factsheet

    20 Jan 2017

    Asset transfer: legislative regulations

    List of original and amended regulations relating to the transfer of assets from public bodies to community groups and organisations.

  48. Factsheet

    20 Jan 2017

    Asset transfer request regulations: procedure (amended)

    This document has been prepared to assist readers of the Community Empowerment Regulations pertaining to the procedure of asset transfer.

  49. Factsheet

    20 Jan 2017

    Asset transfer request regulations: review procedure (amended)

    This document has been prepared to assist readers of the Community Empowerment Regulations pertaining to review procedures.

  50. Factsheet

    20 Jan 2017

    Asset transfer request regulations: appeals (amended)

    This document has been prepared to assist readers of the Community Empowerment Regulations pertaining to appeals.

  51. Factsheet

    20 Jan 2017

    Asset transfer request regulations: appeal where no contract concluded (amended)

    Document to assist readers of the Community Empowerment Regulations pertaining to appeals where no contract is concluded.

  52. Advice and guidance

    19 Jan 2017

    Asset transfer: summary guide

    Summary guidance for community groups and organisations looking to take ownership of assets currently controlled by local authorities.

  53. Guidance

    20 Dec 2016

    Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, part 2 Community Planning: guidance

    This guidance is to help support those who wish to take part in community planning.

  54. Report

    20 Dec 2016

    Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, Part 2 Community Planning, Consultation on draft guidance and regulation, Analysis of responses

    An analysis of the responses received to our consultation on draft guidance and regulation.

  55. Guidance

    20 Dec 2016

    Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, part 2, community planning: guidance (Plain English version)

    This guide is to help people and communities understand what community planning is all about and how they can become involved.

  56. Consultation paper

    16 Dec 2016

    Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement: a consultation

    A consultation on the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement.

  57. Guidance

    10 Nov 2016

    Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015: asset transfer guidance for community transfer bodies

    Guidance for community bodies on the statutory asset transfer scheme.

  58. Guidance

    10 Nov 2016

    Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015: draft asset transfer guidance for authorities

    Guidance for public sector bodies on the statutory asset transfer scheme.

  59. Guidance

    25 Oct 2016

    Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 Part 2 Community Planning: near-final guidance and regulation

    Near-final guidance and regulation produced to help support those who wish to take part in community planning.

  60. Consultation responses

    15 Sep 2016

    Secondary legislation proposals for Part 3A of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003: the community right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land as introduced by the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

    Consultation analysis on the Community Right to Buy Abandoned, Neglected or Detrimental Land (also known as Part 3A).

  61. Research publication

    01 Sep 2016

    Proposals on secondary legislation the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 part three: crofting community right to buy as amended by the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015: consultation

    Consultation relating to secondary legislation for the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 part three, crofting community right to buy as amended by the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

  62. NEWS

    08 Jun 2016 11:06

    Call to increase community ownership

    Land Reform Secretary highlights right to buy opportunities.

  63. NEWS

    08 Jun 2016 09:45

    £350K to support community ownership

    Funding will enable communities to buy out buildings and land.