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Community organisations have a right to request to take over publicly-owned land or buildings that they feel they can make better use of for local people. These community empowerment rights apply to all land and buildings managed by Forestry and Land Scotland.

Our Community Asset Transfer Scheme sets out how groups can acquire land that we manage, for the benefit of their communities. Read the following guidance to find out how your community group can apply for an Asset Transfer Request:


Current Asset Transfer Requests

All Asset Transfer Requests must be conducted transparently with opportunities for public consultation. Here you can read about recent applications and find out how to submit your comments for consideration.

Requests for ownership of land and buildings

Requests for lease of land and buildings

  • None currently

Details of previous Asset Transfer Requests are also available to read.


Notification of sales to communities and other bodies

From time to time, we will put land we manage up for sale. When we do, community bodies have the opportunity to submit a request to purchase before the land before it is offered for sale on the open market.


Annual reports

You can read more about our work with communities and the Community Asset Transfer Scheme in our annual reports. Our most recent report, covering transfers in 2021-22, was published on 30 June 2022:


Get in touch

If you would like any further information, please contact Rebecca Carr, Community Asset Transfer Manager:


Phone: 0131 370 5182