The Scottish Land Commission has added more dates to its series of Meet & Greet events which are taking place across Scotland over the coming months.
Due to the success of the first Meet & Greet events held in April and May the Commission has announced the addition of three new dates to the series, with meetings to take place in Inverness, Islay and Oban.
Chair of the Scottish Land Commission, Andrew Thin, said:
“We are really encouraged by the response to the Meet & Greets so far. We have had varied audiences at the public meetings from those interested in community land ownership to tenant farming and with representation from both urban and rural communities.
“The discussions at the meetings have been really insightful and are helping the Commission to form our priorities for our three year strategic plan.
“We are keen to keep the momentum going with the additional meetings in Inverness, Islay and Oban and we hope to have even more over the coming months. This is a rolling programme of events and we would like to engage with as many people as possible. I would urge everyone to attend a Meet & Greet in their area to find out more about who we are, what we do and importantly; how land reform can directly impact their community.”
The next Meet & Greet event is taking place at Leith Community Centre, Leith, Edinburgh on Thursday 22 June from 7pm and will be followed by:
- NEW Tuesday 27 June, 7pm — Inverness
Scottish Land Commission, Longman House, 28 Longman Road, Inverness
- NEW Thursday 13 July, 7pm – Islay
Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle (the Columba Centre Islay), Bowmore
- Thursday 27 July, 7pm — Biggar
Gillespie Centre, Biggar
- NEW Thursday 17 August, 7pm – Oban
Corran Halls, Oban
- Thursday 21 September, 7pm — Clydebank
Clydebank Town Hall, Clydebank
- Thursday 26 October, 7pm — Dumfries
Georgetown Community Centre, Dumfries
- Thursday 23 November, 7pm — Perthshire
Comrie Community Centre, Comrie
- Thursday 22 February 2018, 7pm – Skye
The Fingal Centre, Portree
- Thursday 22 March 2018, 7pm – Isle of Lewis
Bridge Community Centre, Stornoway
The events are free and tea and coffee will be provided. For more information visit www.landcommission.gov.scot, call 0300 244 4452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.