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Welcome to the Scottish Community Land Network

This site is for people interested in the management and ownership of land-based assets by communities in Scotland. A Scottish Community Land Network, you might say... As you know the internet is a big 'place' with everything about anything so we brought you relevant news and events, and provide opportunities to share ideas with other people interested in this subject. There are almost 1000 members, and more than 800 articles in our archive.


Scottish Community Land Network will not be kept up-to-date after March 2012. However, a new site is being produced by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and details will be published on this site as soon as they are available.

The most recent articles are available on the home page - previous articles are in their relevant topic areas (browse the 'Topics' menu on the left).

Background information

A very rough guide to community consultation

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Consultation has become something of an over-used buzz word.  These days, viagra usa help it seems everything has to ‘go out for consultation’ – even if it’s a dull-as-ditchwater government briefing.  It’s easy for communities to get over loaded with consultation documents and start to wonder if it’s all worth it.  But consultation can be a very effective tool for finding out what’s going on and what people want to see happen.  The important thing is to make sure you’re clear WHY you want to consult people and WHAT you want to get out of it.

This document gives you some background to undertaking consultations in your own area.  It includes links to some consultation guides and advice notes that you can find on the web.  There’s also a section on possible funding options for covering the costs of a consultation, viagra generic followed by more detail on some common consultation methods.  Hopefully these will give you ideas for what you could try in your own community.

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