Community Ownership in Scotland 2020

Annual publication showing the extent of community ownership in Scotland.

Assets in Community Ownership, 2000 to 2020

A steady upward trend in community owned assets has been seen since 2000
Line chart showing the increase in assets from 83 in 2000 to 612 in 2020; 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 11% of the assets in community ownership as at December 2020.

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

The number of assets in community ownership in 2020 was 612, 15 (3%) higher than in 2019.

There has been an increase in recent years with

530 assets (87%) being acquired after 2000 and just over half of assets (309) acquired 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 on the Community Fund website.



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