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Community Ownership in Scotland 2021

Annual publication showing the extent of community ownership in Scotland.

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Assets in Community Ownership by Asset Type, 2021

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, structure on land not owned and area not applicable

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

Of the 48 assets which came into community ownership in 2021, 28 were buildings, seven consisted of land and buildings and 13 were land only.

Community owned assets which are exclusively land: 279

Nearly 40 percent of community owned assets are just land (279), with a just over a third (247) just buildings and 165 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 four non-land based assets are a ferry, a small boat, a single car transporter 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

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