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.
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.
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.
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.