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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.

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.

Here's how the community of Glenboig turned it all around

Posted on: Monday 12th November, 2018

The story of Glenboig could be the usual tale of a Lanarkshire mining village destroyed by pit closures and the closure of Gartcosh and Ravenscraig. But it isn’t, and that’s because of one thing – the strength and doggedness of the local community.

To read the article in full as it appeared in the Sunday National on Sunday 12th November, please click here.

The Power of Local: Inspirational story of how neighbours can transform Scotland

Posted on: Monday 10th September, 2018

Obviously the Scottish Parliament and political parties have kick-started big ideas – from free personal care for the elderly to the end of university tuition fees.

To read the rest of Lesley Riddoch's column as it appeared in Sunday 9th of September's National, please click here.


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