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Common good property: statutory guidance for local authorities

Published: 23 Jul 2018

How local authorities should carry out the new legal duties imposed on them by Part 8 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

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Common good property: statutory guidance for local authorities
Annex A: Common good register: example entries

18 page PDF

225.7 kB

Annex A: Common good register: example entries

Royal Burgh Of Scotlandtown

Land

Name of asset

Location

Description

The Haugh

Parkland in Scotlandtown, which is bordered to the north by the river Alba and on the east by Scotland Street. It is adjacent to Scotlandtown town hall.

Exact date of acquisition is unclear but was before 1900.

Scotlandtown Recreation Park

(O/S grid reference)

Playing fields in Scotlandtown. 0.6 square km of the park is common good land (see marked area on attached map). Park currently leased to Scotlandtown Leisure Trust.

Art and Artefacts

Name of asset

Location

Description

Painting of Provost Ross (1893)

Scotlandtown Town House, Mercat Square, Scotlandtown, ST1 AB2

Painting gifted to the Royal Burgh of Scotlandtown by the family of Provost Ross in 1893.

Provost’s chain

In storage, Scotlandtown.

Chain of office containing the arms of the Burgh (see attached photo). Traditionally worn by the Provost of Scotlandtown.

Common Good Fund

Name of asset

Location

Description

Scotlandtown Common Good Fund

N/A

Fund set up for the benefit of the inhabitants of Scotlandtown. Information about the fund and the most recent balance sheet is available from this link.

Property which is unconfirmed as common good but is under investigation

Royal Burgh Of Scotlandtown

Land

Name of asset

Location

Description

Status

Chandlers Row

A lane in Scotlandtown, running from the Harbour to the Marketgate.

Cobbled lane previously used by ships’ chandlers as a market until 1920s.

Proposed by Scotlandtown Community Council on 05/05/18 (see representation). Legal department currently reviewing title deeds. Decision expected by 05/08/18.


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