Publication - Statistics

Community Ownership in Scotland 2020

Published: 28 Sep 2021

Annual publication showing the extent of community ownership in Scotland.

Community Ownership in Scotland 2020
Area of Assets in Community Ownership for Na h-Eileanan Siar, Highland and the Rest of Scotland, 2020

Area of Assets in Community Ownership for Na h-Eileanan Siar, Highland and the Rest of Scotland, 2020

The vast majority of community owned land is in Highland and Na h-Eileanan Siar
Pie chart showing the distribution of land area in community ownership for  Eileanan Siar, Highland and the Rest of Scotland

A breakdown of the area by all local authorities is available in Table 11 of the Tables and Charts supporting document. Additional geographical breakdowns are available in Tables 12, 13 and 14.

Community owned land in Highland and Na h-Eileanan Siar: 183,679 hectares

While community ownership is spread across most local authorities, most of the land area is located within Na h-Eileanan Siar (71%) and Highland (25%).

For Highland its share of the land area is approximately equal to its share of number of assets (145, 24%) and community groups (109, 26%).

By contrast Na h-Eileanan Siar has 62 assets (10%) and 34 community groups (8%). This is a reflection that all four of the largest assets (above 20,000 hectares) are located within Na h-Eileanan Siar.


Contact

Email: CommunityOwnershipStatistics@gov.scot