The Wanlockhead buyout was initiated almost two years before the news of a potential windfarm in the area were revealed by The Herald.
You are invited to join this visit to the Mull & Iona Community Trust and the North West Mull Community Woodland Company.
Please find below a copy of the Wanlockhead buyout newsletter which has been put through the letterboxes in the village this week.
Since the first public consultation in January 2016, Wanlockhead Community Trust has been exploring the potential of community land ownership in the village and surrounding area. Grant funding from the Scottish Land Fund has enabled the appointment of URBAN ANIMATION with a remit to produce a report showing how community land ownership could benefit the people living and working in Wanlockhead. The first stage of the Feasibility Study is complete and they are ready for the next stage, which is further consultation with our community.
Your input is important, come and have your say. Please come to the public Drop In on Monday 28th August in the Community Centre, anytime between 4pm and 8pm and tell us what you think about Wanlockhead’s future. The team of consultants will be available to hear your views and answer your questions.
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You can attend one of our Sunday evening meetings; we meet every third Sunday night of the month at 7:30 PM at the Community Centre. You can also get in touch with one of the steering group members if you would like to have a one to one chat about the proposal
The Scottish Land Fund has awarded £25,000 to the Wanlockhead Community Trust for the development of a feasibility study for the proposed community buyout of land around Scotland’s highest village.
"Second meeting with Buccleuch on potential community buyout": Please find enclosed a copy of the Wanlockhead buyout newsletter which has been put through the letterboxes in the village this week.
Between September 14-18, nine villagers residents travelled to the community-owned North Harris and Galson estates to see first-hand how the buyout had improved the area since the community took over the land.
Community Land Scotland is Scotland’s umbrella organisation of community land owners. In their new promotional video, three people talk about their personal experience of being involved in a community land buyout: Colin Morrison of North West Mull Community Woodland Company, Anjo Abelaira of Wanlockhead Community Trust, and Sally Reynolds, an employee of Carloway Estate Trust and resident on Galson Estate Trust.
Wanlockhead Community Trust (WCT) Board Members Isobel Gibb and Mac Blewer recently gave a well-received presentation about Wanlockhead’s proposed community buyout during a recent event in Kilmarnock, part of the Our Land Festival 2016.
Between September 14-18, the Wanlockhead Community Trust is organising a trip to the Isle of Harris to visit the North Harris Trust and learn more about their successful efforts with a community buyout. All villagers are invited on this subsidised trip.
"Discussions begin with Buccleuch on potential community buyout": Please find enclosed a copy of the Wanlockhead buyout newsletter which has been put through the letterboxes in the village this week.
The Wanlockhead community land buyout proposal was a consequence of a long standing view in the village that there needed to be a more proactive approach to management of Wanlockhead’s assets to improve villagers’ quality of life and promote a more sustainable community.
On Saturday 9th July 2016, nine Wanlockhead residents travelled to community-owned Mull of Galloway to see first-hand how the buyout had changed the area since the community took over the land in 2013.