Communities in Scotland own more than 500,000 acres of land, according to new statistics released by the Scottish Government.
The first estimate of community owned land in Scotland, the publication presents the area of land in community ownership, the number of land parcels/assets in community ownership and the number of community groups that own land parcels/assets.
It has estimated that 562,230 acres (227,526ha) of land in Scotland is now in community ownership, 2.9% of the total land area of the country. There were 492 land parcels/assets in community ownership owned by 403 community groups.
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