We regularly run webinars on a range of topics, and record them so if you missed a session, you can listen back. Click the videos to access the recordings, and the presentations can be downloaded on the left hand side. On this page, videos are directly linked for the most recent few webinars, if you are interested in more, there is a youtube playlist which contains them all.
The community right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land came into force on 27th June 2018. The Scottish Government's Community Land Team teamed up with HIE to explore this new Community Right to Buy, the process involved and the do's and don'ts. It also explored how a community group could access support through the Scottish Land Fund when seeking to use the legislation. All information is accurate at the time of broadcast, 7th August 2018.
Delivering Community Housing: Making It Happen
Community owned and community led housing development is on the rise, and there are many different ways of delivering a housing project. Highland Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) joined forces to deliver an online seminar on the practicalities and process of different types of community housing projects. All information is accurate at the time of broadcast, 22nd August 2017.
Community ownership of woodlands and forestry is on the rise, partially due to powers from the Community Empowerment Act. Community Woodlands Association (CWA) provides advice, assistance and information to community groups considering or in the process of taking on a community woodland. Forest Enterprise Scotland's (FES) Community Asset Transfer Scheme (CATS) for Scotland's National Forest Estate sets out how they'll deliver asset transfer rights for communities. All information is accurate at the time of broadcast, 4th July 2017.
The Big Lottery Fund Community Assets fund is focused on helping local communities to address specific inequalities or disadvantages through ownership of an asset. The Scottish Land Fund supports rural and urban communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership of land and land assets. This session includes an update on Community Assets funding from Big Lottery, and details on how the fund can work alongside the Scottish Land Fund. All information is accurate at the time of broadcast, 13th June 2017.
More communities either already own and manage, or are looking to develop, housing in their local area to meet the widespread need for affordable housing. This session includes information on the Rural and Islands Housing Funds, background to the reform of the private rented tenancy system in Scotland, and the changes landlords need to know about. All information is accurate at the time of broadcast, 22nd May 2017.
As the Scottish Land Fund moved into its second year, many projects were beginning to develop which had a significant historic or heritage element. The Community Assets Team teamed up with Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland to run a webinar on how such projects could be supported. This webinar was for all organisations who were looking to own or develop historic or heritage assets for the benefit of the community. All information is accurate as of 28th Februrary 2017.