In Scotland legislative provision affords communities the right to buy the land they live on from private landlords and from some public bodies. This model of land ownership depends on the active participation of local volunteers to make up the boards which manage the land.
In her briefing Young Adults and Community Land Management , Dr Louise Senior explores the experiences of young adults involved in this form of civic participation in the Western Isles. Their engagement is crucial to the long-term sustainability and succession plans of community owned estates.
Lisanne Gibson and Delyth Edwards outline findings in the Valuing Participation Report, published 30 October 2015. This report describes research focusing on the participation of young people growing up in care. Continue reading →