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We can learn from the experiences of others.

This section of the site includes, or provides links to, the stories of a wide variety of non-profit distributing property associations in various parts of the world:

Social Land Ownership - Case Studies from the Not for Profit Landowners Project Group in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland -

Volume One - Assynt, Sconser, Dalnavert, Earthshare, Highland Renewal, Whitebridge, Badenoch & Strathspey

Volume Two - Eigg, Laggan, Birse, Abriachan, Loft, Balmacara, Kinlochleven, Corrary

Volume Three - Glendale, Fernaig, Isle Martin, Melness, Forres, Portmoak & KIlmagad, Minard, Borders Forest Trust

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Social Involvement in Forestry - Eight Cases Studies from British Columbia and Quebec
"Access to the Land" - 3 Case Studies by David Reid and the Centre for Human Ecology
24 UK Rural Development Forestry Case Studies - most from Scotland. Prepared in 2000 for the Forestry Commission, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Natural Heritage - www.forestry.gov.uk
Bridging the Housing Gap in Rural Strathfillan
Asset Democracy - Assynt Crofters Case Study by MCM Associates, 2004

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This case study was one of four undertaken as part of a piece of commissioned research on The Assessment of the Asset-base of the Community Business Sector in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The work was commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and carried out by MCM Associates during the first 3-months of 2004. The other case studies selected for inclusion in the research were a regional housing association, a social firm providing employment for mental health sufferers, and a community-owned heritage centre.

Assynt Crofters' Trust (2003) The Next Generation - Report of the 'Fling in the Fank' Conference
at Stoer, North Assynt, 28-30th August, 2003 (Compiled and Edited by David Reid)
Download as a 2.5Mb pdf file.
Thandi blazes trail for cooperative land reform model (in South Africa)
Some Scottish Perspectives:

Community buy-outs: A quiet revolution is taking place
The lessons of Gigha and Stornoway
At last Gigha is freed from the petty power of the big house
A beacon lighting the way for community land ownership (Stornoway)
Power to the people - Buy-out is transforming Knoydart's future
Orbost ceasefire gives space for reflection
The day life on Eigg changed forever