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Community Engagement

The first Good Practice Protocol ‘Community Engagement in Decisions Relating to Land‘ sets out practical advice on how landowners, land managers and communities can work together to make better – and fairer – decisions about land use.

The Protocol supports the Guidance on Engaging Communities in decisions relating to land, which was published by the Scottish Government.

We have also created a range of tools to support land owners in engaging with communities including a ‘decision map’ detailing engagement methods and what is expected of land owners and managers in different situations and a practice guide to engagement plans to support the community engagement process.

Community Engagement - Glenlivet Estate

Case Studies

Buccleuch Langholm Moor Sale – Creating opportunities through community engagement
Findrassie Master-planned Neighbourhood, Elgin
Timber Eiggxport

Community landowners Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust have worked with Scottish Forestry to design a Forest Plan which includes a phased programme of harvesting over 20 years to make sustainable use of the forest.

Timber Transport – Developing consultation and engagement guidance
Doune Ponds – Managing the Land in Partnership: Moray Estates and Doune Community Woodland Group
Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn – Galson Estate Trust

Established in 2007 to manage the Galson Estate on the Isle of Lewis for and on behalf of the community.

Cumbernauld Living Landscapes Partnership – Natural Connections

A living landscape partnership approach to bring different landowners together to develop volunteer-led conservation

East Neuk Community Action Plan

East Neuk Community Action Plan is an aspirational initiative to develop a long term vision and strategy for East Neuk area of Fife