Community Ownership in Scotland 2020

Annual publication showing the extent of community ownership in Scotland.

Area of Assets in Community Ownership, 2000 to 2020

There is more than three times as much community owned land compared to 2000
Line chart showing the increase in land area from 2000 to 2020 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 2020 was 191,261 hectares, an increase of 10 hectares from 191,251 hectares in 2019.

The area of land in community ownership has increased by 134,917 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. In the last ten years the area of community owned land in the rest of Scotland has increased by almost 80%.



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