Community Ownership in Scotland 2020

Annual publication showing the extent of community ownership in Scotland.

Community Groups Owning Assets, 2000 to 2020

Almost sixfold increase in community groups owning assets since 2000
Line chart showing the increase in groups from 60 in 2000 to 422 in 2020; labels when  community ownership legislation came into force

Note the chart does not indicate the number of groups which owned assets during this period. Community groups are excluded where, as of 2020, they no longer own any assets.

The data for this chart is available in Table 2 of the Tables and Charts supporting document.

The number of groups who own assets in 2020 was 422, compared to 71 groups in 2000 or earlier.

This trend is similar to that of the number of assets with a steady increase observed from 2000, reflecting that most groups own only one asset.

There are 97 groups which own more than one asset; the most assets owned by a single group is 13. The local authorities with the most community groups are Highland (109, 26%) and Argyll and Bute (53, 13%).



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