Response to the Land Reform Review Group Call for Evidence

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Author: Carnegie UK Trust

Year: 2013

The Carnegie UK Trust is strongly supportive of Land Reform in Scotland.

Community ownership of land or other local assets can have a transformative effect in communities. Half a million acres of land are now in community ownership in Scotland resulting in repopulation; new homes; new businesses; and a new sense of confidence, energy and opportunity.

Our own research has shown that it can be a powerful catalyst for a wide range of social, environmental and economic improvements in local communities with a positive impact on individual and community wellbeing.

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