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One million acres by 2020: strategy report and recommendations

Published: 11 Dec 2015

A report of the findings and recommended actions from the 1 Million Acre Short Life Working Group to get 1 million acres of land in community ownership by 2020.

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One million acres by 2020: strategy report and recommendations
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Annex C - List of external stakeholders consulted in strategy development (in addition to SLWG members)

Workstream 1
Stakeholder workshop, 1 September 2015, Glasgow

The workshop was first in a series of two with a dual purpose. First, to gain stakeholders' feedback on the vision and principles, as proposed by Workstream 1. Second, to obtain feedback and suggestions related to the delivery and feasibility of the changes required to fulfil the principles and vision.

Neil Ritch (Big Lottery Fund)
Pip Tabor (Southern Uplands Partnership)
Liz Hawkins (Rural and Environmental Science Analytical Service, Scottish Government)
Derek Logie (Rural Housing Scotland)
Chris Martin (Ipsos Mori)
Helen Chambers (Inspiring Scotland)
Andrew Paterson (Scottish Community Development Centre)
Derek Rankine ( SURF: Scotland's Independent Regeneration Network)
Sarah Skerratt (Scotland's Rural College, SRUC) - Chair and Workstream 1 lead

Stakeholder workshop, 4 September 2015, Inverness
The workshop was second in a series of two with a dual purpose. First, to gain stakeholders' feedback on the vision and principles, as proposed by Workstream 1. Second, to obtain feedback and suggestions related to the delivery and feasibility of the changes required to fulfil the principles and vision.

Sandra Holmes (Highlands and Islands Enterprise)
John Watt (Scottish Land Fund Committee Chair)
Alice Mayne (Cairngorms National Park Authority)
Felix Spittal (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations)
David Miller (James Hutton Institute)

Stakeholder interviews, September 2015
A small number of interviews were conducted with individuals who have extensive experience of community land ownership. The purpose of these interviews was to build on the research already done, primarily to enhance clarity on some of the issues identified in the literature. Interviewees were:

Neil Ritch (Big Lottery Fund)
Lorne Macleod (Community Land Scotland)
Rory Dutton (Development Trusts Association Scotland)
Sandra Holmes (Highland and Island Enterprise)
David Johnstone (Scottish Land & Estates)

Workstream 2
Roundtable discussion, 21 April 2015, Edinburgh

The roundtable discussion brought together a range of stakeholders with the aim of defining 'community ownership' for the purpose of measuring progress towards the 1 million acre target. The outcomes of the discussion were put to the overall 1m acre SLWG steering group to decide on the final definition.

Ian Cooke ( DTAS) - Chair and workstream 2 lead
John Hollingdale (Community Woodland Association)
Sandra Holmes (Highlands and Islands Enterprise)
John Watt (Scottish Land Fund)
Eric Samuel (Big Lottery Fund)
Colin Gray (Scottish Government)
Norman MacAskill (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations)
Peter Peacock (Community Land Scotland)

Workstream 3
Roundtable discussion, 14 July 2015, Lauder

Roundtable discussion with landowners, their representatives and agents to explore real and perceived barriers to the availability of land for community ownership and their experiences of community land ownership.

Tim Barrett (Bidwells)
Martin Andrews (Weymyss & March Estates Management Co
Jamie Smart (National Farmers Union Scotland)
Helen MacInnes (Chalmers & Co)
Neal Thompson (Edwin Thompson)
Anneka Fraser ( CKD Galbraith)
Andrew Brough (Buccleuch Estates)
Mark Fogden (Savills-Smith Gore)
Peter Peacock (Community Land Scotland)
Alan Laidlaw (Crown Estate) - Chair and workstream 3 lead

Workstream 4
Roundtable discussion, 21 April 2015, Edinburgh

The roundtable discussion scoped out what the ideal package of support for community ownership should look like if the level of demand for community ownership is stimulated to a level that would achieve 1m acres of land in community ownership by 2020.

Peter Peacock (Community Land Scotland) - Chair and workstream 4 lead
Bob Frost (Forestry Commission Scotland)
Annie McKee (James Hutton Institute)
Chris Morris (Local Energy Scotland)
David Prescott (Holmehill Community Trust)
Wendy Reid (Development Trusts Association Scotland)
Eric Samuel (Big Lottery Fund)
Angela Williams (Knoydart Foundation)
Jon Hollingdale (Community Woodlands Association)
Sandra Holmes (Highlands and Islands Enterprise)
John Watt (Scottish Land Fund)
Norman MacAskill (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations)
Colin Gray (Community Land Team, Scottish Government)


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