Community Ownership in Scotland 2021

Annual publication showing the extent of community ownership in Scotland.

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Assets in Community Ownership, 2021 by Urban Rural Classification 2020

Six out of ten community owned assets are located in remote rural areas
Bar chart of the number assets by 6-fold Urban Rural Classification 2020 of asset location

The data for this chart is available in Table 8 of the Tables and Charts supporting document.

Of the 48 assets which came into community ownership in 2021, 27 were in remote rural areas and six in accessible rural areas. The remaining 15 were spread across urban areas.

Community owned assets in remote rural areas in 2021: 427

Remote rural areas contain 60% of community owned assets and 98% of community owned land. A further 135 assets (19%) are in accessible rural areas, comprising just over 1% of the land area.

While 21% of assets (149) are located in urban areas, these assets only comprise less than 1% of the area in community ownership.

The Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification is assigned according to the address/location of the asset. Assets with large areas may straddle multiple classes. Further information on the Classification can be found on the Scottish Government website.



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