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Land @ Lunch: How have communities tackled vacant and derelict land?

Come along to learn, be inspired and find out how you can get involved and make positive change happen at our lunchtime bite-sized events. Land is at the heart of Scotland’s identity, economy and communities and is vital in tackling the climate and nature crises. The Scottish Land Commission is working to create a Scotland where everybody benefits from the ownership, management and use of the nation’s land. Join us for ‘Land @ Lunch’ – our brand-new series of friendly, conversational briefings open to all – where we’ll introduce topical issues at the heart of our work right now as we seek to build a strong and dynamic relationship between Scotland’s land and its people. These informal 45-minute lunchtime sessions aim to stimulate practical change in how land is owned, used and managed.

Communities across Scotland are tackling the challenge of vacant and derelict land in their local areas.

Emma Cooper, our Head of Land Rights and Responsibilities, will be joined by Lucy Gillie, General Manager at South Seeds, and Bill Anderson, Community Partnership and Project Manager, ONESPACE Community HUB who's been working on the Carluke High Mill redevelopment, to look at examples of successful community projects leading the way in tackling vacant and derelict land.

What lessons have they learnt that can be applied elsewhere? How might you get started tackling vacant and derelict land in your community?

Book your free place here!


Join us for Land @ Lunch. Good Practice Programme Winter-Spring Training Series. Scottish Land Commission logo. How have communities tackled vacant and derelict land? When: Wednesday 15 March online at 12 pm. Book at: