Community Ownership in Scotland 2020

Annual publication showing the extent of community ownership in Scotland.


Community Group

This term means a group where membership is open to a local community, any membership fee is only a nominal amount, the group has a defined aim of benefiting the local community and is non-profit making.

The specific legal status of groups can vary, dependent on the scale of the projects they wish to undertake.

Only groups actually owning assets are included in this report.


This term is used to describe areas of land, buildings and anything else of substantial value a community group may own. This is to reflect that is it not just areas of land that can bring benefits to a community.

Transfer Date

This is the date at which a community group took ownership of an asset, either by purchase or as a gift, legacy or other non-monetary transaction.



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