Disused and Derelict Land Assets 2019 – Engagement, Innovation and Potential

November 26 2019, The Studios, Glasgow


Scotland currently has approximately 11,600 hectares of vacant and derelict land across 3,700 sites. This is roughly the equivalent to twice the size of Dundee or over 9,000 football pitches. A register of disused property was set up 30 years ago and many projects have re-used buildings and land productively, but the total area has not changed significantly.

This vacant and derelict land affects our communities and their potential. These sites can have a negative impact on an area, causing social, economic and environmental harm. However these sites also present opportunities for long term regeneration, renewal, growth, revived communities and reduced inequalities.

It is key to Scotland’s future that this land is brought into use, which is why agencies such as The Scottish Land Commission and SEPA have set up a Task Force to take strategic responsibility for vacant and derelict land. This will act as a catalyst for addressing long-term land vacancy and dereliction across Scotland.

This event will explore the nature and potential of these land assets, ownership and management options, finance, funding, regulation, planning, engagement, policy, opportunities and the economic, social and environmental benefits of bringing this land into use.

This event is an opportunity for relevant organisation, such as within central government, local government, RSLs, social enterprises, community organisations, charities, renewable energy providers, developers, architects, planners, funders, infrastructure providers, employers, academics, skills providers, funders, environmental organisations and anyone involved in the built environment, sustainability, economic development and more to engage with peers to tackle issues, create partnerships, to develop innovative strategies and solutions with other thought leaders while engaging with new potential partners, suppliers and clients.

Delegate places for this event are a limited and these will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, so we do recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

You can book your place by clicking here. Further information is available here.

Land Commission stakeholders are eligible to a 50% discount on booking costs. Please email jess.barbier-marsden@landcommission.gov.scot to arrange this.

Please note this is not a Land Commission event: if you are enquiring about anything other than the discount please email events@impactengagement.co.uk