Community ownership in Scotland 2019

Annual publication showing the extent of community ownership in Scotland.

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Assets in Community Ownership, 2000 to 2019

A steady upward trend in community owned assets has been seen since 2000
Line chart: increase in assets from 81 in 2000 to 590 in 2019; labels when community ownership legislation came into force

Assets where the transfer date is unknown or earlier than 2000 are included in the total for 2000. This accounts for 4% of the assets in community ownership as at December 2019.

The data for this chart is available in Table 1 of the Tables and Charts supporting document.

Assets in community ownership in 2019: 590

The number of assets in community ownership in 2019 was 590, 28 (5%) higher than for 2018.

The tables and charts can be accessed here.

There has been an increase in recent years with 509 (86%) being acquired after 2000 and 49% (288) after 2010. The chart shows the initiatives and legislation coming into effect in 2001, 2004 and 2016, which supported community ownership.

Many community ownership schemes receive funding from the Scottish Land Fund (SLF), which was founded in 2001. Further information on the SLF is available here.



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