Community Ownership in Scotland 2021

Annual publication showing the extent of community ownership in Scotland.

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Area of Assets in Community Ownership, 2000 to 2021

There is approaching four times as much community owned land compared to 2000
Line chart showing the increase in land area from 2000 to 2021 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 2021 was 211,998 hectares, an increase of 252 hectares from 211,746 hectares in 2020.

Area in community ownership in 2021: 211,998


The area of land in community ownership has increased by 155,439 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 70%.



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