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Duncan Thorp: Pillars of the community – local enterprises do it for themselves

Posted on: Monday 24th June, 2019

Community-owned social enterprises are at the ­heart of both urban and rural Scotland. Food co-operatives, development trusts, community-owned energy, social housing and much more are being run by, of and for the community.

To read this article in full as it appeared in The Scotsman on Tuesday 18th of June, please click here.

April 2019: e-bulletin No.63

Posted on: Tuesday 30th April, 2019

DTAS e-bulletin No.63: April 2019

'Abuse of power' over Scottish land ownership

Posted on: Wednesday 20th March, 2019

Large concentrations of land ownership are leading to power being abused in some parts of Scotland, according to a report by the Scottish Land Commission.

To read this article in full as it appeared  on the BBC News website on 20th March, please click here.

To read the Scottish Land Commission's report in full, please click here.

February 2019: e-bulletin No.62

Posted on: Wednesday 20th March, 2019

DTAS e-bulletin No.62: February 2019

How one development trust’s fight shows that fortune also favours the determined

Posted on: Monday 26th November, 2018

What do you do after four long years chasing the funds and ideal site for a community wind turbine when things suddenly change and the community’s hopes are dashed overnight? Happily, one thing Huntly and District Development Trust (HDDT) didn’t do was panic – even though a last-minute change of heart by a local landowner and withdrawal of its main funding partner almost bankrupted the fledgling community trust.

To read the article in full as it appeared in the Sunday National on 25th November, please click here.

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