Please find below the programme of the Village Public Meeting, which has been posted through the letterboxes in the village.
Saturday 16th January at 2.30pm
Wanlockhead Community Centre
VILLAGE MEETING OPEN TO ALL
Have you ever wondered how Wanlockhead could benefit if the land in and around the village was owned by the community?
2.30pm – Meeting starts
2.40pm – What is community land ownership?
Lorne Macleod, chair of Community Land Scotland, the umbrella organisation of community-owned Estates, will explain what community land ownership is.
3.00pm - Talks by residents in Wanlockhead
A few possible visions of how buyout could benefit the community and the future of the village.
3.30pm – What's next if the community decides to buy the land?
The legislative framework: Claudia Beamish MSP will explain the cross-party, Scottish Parliament's policy of supporting community-land ownership.
The legalities of the process: Representatives of the Scottish Government's Community Right to Buy will tell how they provide practical guidance to communities wishing to own their land.
Financing buyouts: Catherine Francis of the Scottish Land Fund will tell how her department provides assistance and funding to communities wishing to own their land.
From 4pm - Tea & Coffee. Questions & Answers Session