Impact Evaluation of the Community Right to Buy - Research Finding

Summary evaluation of the impact of Community Right To Buy legislation on communities in rural Scotland from 2004 to 2014.


The Community Right to Buy (CRtB) was introduced under Part 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 as a mechanism for encouraging opportunities for community ownership of land and land assets in rural Scotland. The CRtB gives community bodies representing rural communities with a population of less than 10,000 the right to register a community interest in land and to obtain first refusal on it when the landowner wishes to sell.

The Scottish Government commissioned Ipsos MORI, in collaboration with Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), to evaluate the impact of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 on local communities in the period from 2004 to 2014. This document presents the main findings from the evaluation.


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