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Land @ Lunch: How can rural communities develop affordable housing and create sustainable places?

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.

Many rural communities in Scotland suffer from depopulation. Young people may have left to find jobs or to further their education while a rise in second homes and short term lets can cut the supply of affordable homes for working age households.

This session will look at how more affordable rural homes can be delivered. David Stewart, Policy and Practice Lead at the Scottish Land Commission, will share the findings of the Commission’s work on rural housing, while Ronnie Macrae of Communities Housing Trust will share practical advice from their Community Led Housing Routemap, illustrated by examples.

Book your place here!


Join us for Land @ Lunch. Good Practice Programme Winter-Spring Training Series. Scottish Land Commission logo. How can rural communities develop affordable housing and create sustainable places? When: Wednesday 1 March online at 12 pm. Book at: