How to submit an Asset Transfer Request
Before you begin the Asset Transfer Request process, we suggest you read the Scottish Government's guidance and regulations, on which our Community Asset Transfer Scheme is based. You may also wish to read their summary guide introduction to what asset transfers are and whether they can help your community group:
- Scottish Government: Asset transfer summary guide
- Scottish Government: Asset transfer guidance and resources
Read our guidance
Our full guidance sets out how to develop and submit an Asset Transfer Request for land or buildings on the National Forest Estate - the land managed by Forestry and Land Scotland. It also sets out how we will evaluate and make a decision on the request. A summary guidance document has also been created, for easy reference.
- Community Asset Transfer Scheme (CATS) Guidance (PDF 1.2MB)
- Community Asset Transfer Scheme (CATS) Summary (PDF 790KB)
Find out information about the land
We have created a map-based Register of Land where you can find information about all the land and buildings we manage on Scotland's National Forest Estate. The map is quite large so please allow time for it load.
If you have any further questions about the land, you can also contact the Community Asset Transfer Manager at the contact details at the bottom of this page.
Complete an Asset Transfer Request form
Our application form and checklist sets out all the information you will need to provide to make an Asset Transfer Request. Please refer to our Guidance document for further assistance in completing this form:
Submitting your completed Asset Transfer Request
Asset Transfer Requests must be submitted in writing, by post or by email to:
Community Asset Transfer Scheme
Forestry and Land Scotland
231 Corstorphine Road
What happens next?
Your application, along with any representations received from the public and other stakeholders, will be assessed against set criteria by an independent evaluation panel. Read more about the evaluation process and panel.
Get in touch
If you would like any further information, please contact Rebecca Carr, Community Asset Transfer Manager: