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
Assets in Community Ownership by Asset Type, 2020

Assets in Community Ownership by Asset Type, 2020

Almost all community owned assets are land and/or buildings
Bar chart of the number of assets by type – land, buildings, land and buildings, other and area not applicable

The data for this chart is available in Table 7 of the Tables and Charts supporting document.

Of the 15 assets which came into community ownership in 2020, eight were buildings, five consisted of land and buildings and two were land only.

Approaching half of community owned assets are exclusively land (268), with a just over a third (220) exclusively buildings and 117 land and buildings.

Most assets will fall into the category of land, buildings or both. There are four assets categorised as 'Other' which are either piers or slipways. The non-land based assets are a ferry, a small boat and salmon fishing rights for a river.

There may be a degree of subjectivity in how categories have been assigned, e.g. a building with a very small area of land. The classification of an asset may also change after a community group takes ownership.


Contact

Email: CommunityOwnershipStatistics@gov.scot