Community ownership in Scotland 2019

Annual publication showing the extent of community ownership in Scotland.

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Area of Assets in Community Ownership, 2000 to 2019

There is more than three times as much community owned land compared to 2000
Line chart: increase in land area from 2000 to 2019 for Na h-Eileanan Siar, Highland and Rest of Scotland

The data for this chart is available in Table 3b of the Tables and Charts supporting document.

The area of land in community ownership in 2019 was 191,290 hectares, an increase of 102 from 191,188 hectares in 2018.

Area in community ownership in 2019: 191,290 hectares

The area of land in community ownership has increased by 134,852 hectares compared to 2000.

There are considerable differences in the increase in area from year to year, due to the purchase of a small number of very large estates. These large estates are located in Na h-Eileanan Siar and Highland.

The area in community ownership in the rest of Scotland has also started to increase recently, comprising 63 of the 102 hectares which came into community ownership in 2019.



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