This guidance has been developed for both relevant authorities and community bodies. Relevant authorities are required to have regard to guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers in carrying out their functions in relation to asset transfer.
There is more guidance for community transfer bodies on completing the request form, and more for relevant authorities on the acknowledgement and notices they have to issue following receipt of a request.Asset Transfer CTB Guidance Notes.pdf
This new PDF has been developed by Community Ownership Support Service (COSS). It is used by COSS advisors to identify where you are in the process, as laid down in Part 5; Asset Transfer, in the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. It helps to guide you through the steps along the way to achieving your goals. Side one of the poster shows the four phases of the asset transfer process and signposts each phase of the journey. Side two gives more detail and links to relevant information for each phase.Asset transfer route map web.pdf
A guide for public and private landowners considering use of their land for community growing.Guide for Landowners
An attempt to map out some unclear areas of the law regarding Common Good land.Land of Myths and (Occasional) Legends? by Roddy McGeoch (Law Society Journal 2011)
If your group is looking to take on property to develop a growing project or community garden, The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens has published a Community Gardens Starter Pack specifically for Scottish groups. It can be downloaded below.Scotland Community Gardens Starter Pack
Keystone is a quality award scheme that gives information and support to people who run village halls and community buildings. It will help you to make sense of legislation and regulation and put systems in place to keep things running smoothly allowing you to concentrate on providing the best facilities possible.Keystone
Some helpful tips if you are looking to take on a heritage buildingPillars of the Community