Community Ownership in Scotland 2022

Annual publication showing the extent of community ownership in Scotland.

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Key Points

This annual publication provides summary statistics for 2022 of assets owned by community groups in Scotland. It is usually published in the autumn of the following year the statistics refer to.

At December 2022:

  • There were 754 assets in community ownership in Scotland, an increase of 16 (2%) from 738 in 2021. These are owned by 505 groups.
  • Most assets in community ownership are land and buildings. These cover an area of 212,342 hectares, which is 2.7% of the total land area of Scotland.
  • Na h-Eileanan Siar contains 153,630 ha of community owned land, 72% of the total land area in community ownership.
  • The Highland and Argyll and Bute local authorities together contain 274 assets, 36% of all assets in community ownership.
  • There are 26 assets which are not land or buildings. These include a ferry, a small boat, a pontoon for berthing watercraft, a single car transporter and salmon fishing rights for a river.
  • The performance of the National Indicator on community ownership is maintaining, as the increase in the number of assets was less than 3%.
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