Members Area

This is the password-protected members only area of the web-site, designed to provide a range of useful information and practical resources which will assist your development trust progress as an organisation, take on staff and develop and run new activities. The development trust movement operates on the principle of mutuality and the strength of the members section will depend in part on the willingness of members to share useful documents with other development trusts.

If you have any resources you would be willing to share with other members, please email

DTA Scotland is a member led organisation and the members section also includes information relating to the governance of the organisation (mem and arts, board minutes, accounts, etc) and other information about DTAS activities on behalf of its members eg. submissions to government and key agency consultations.

If you are a member, log in with your username and password to access the resources. If you don't know your login details, you can request them by emailing or use the contact form.


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Networking & Events

Connect and collaborate through an annual conference, regional events, Community Learning Exchange, and regular peer-to-peer check-in sessions to build relationships and share knowledge.

Training & Resources

Build organisational capacity through strategic review sessions, trustees and company director training, Continuing Professional Development sessions, and access to a wide range of DTAS publications and toolkits covering best practices

Representation & Influencing

Leverage DTAS's role as the voice for development trusts to influence policy, and participate in government consultations, and pilot programs. Amplify your voice at the highest levels.

Advice & Support

Get tailored guidance from dedicated development officers and access expert professional advice on legal matters, to inform and advance your work.

Our Partner DTA Scotland Services

The Community Ownership Support Service (COSS) is funded by the Scottish Government to support community based groups in Scotland take a stake in or ownership of previously publicly owned land or buildings.

Community Shares Scotland is a national organisation that exists to raise awareness of the community shares model and support communities who wish to raise money this way.

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