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Community empowerment and Scotland's environment

Community empowerment and land reform is increasingly important in Scotland, supporting the Scottish Government's priority of "putting people in charge". Find out about our approach and the opportunities for your community to get more involved in environmental issues.

Lady on the phone, with a clipboard sitting in a park. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Our approach

Community empowerment provides new opportunities to do more for Scotland's nature. Our approach is to help communities as much as possible.

Volunteers putting up bird boxes. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Getting involved

There are lots of ways in which communities can get involved in environmental issues.

GPS and notebook. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Toolkits and other support

There are various toolkits and other types of support available to help you. You can also learn from examples of good practice elsewhere.

Ian Jardine SNH Chief Executive. İG.Logan/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Engaging in our work

There are lots of ways of getting involved in our work, from volunteering to attending a Board meeting.

A group of meeting outside to discuss the right to buy area of green space. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

This new legislation provides community bodies with a range of new rights and powers.

Clipboard and note paper. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Participation requests

Find out how to put in a request to participate in the design and delivery of services you use.

Derelict Building. İFrazer Gillespie/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Asset transfer requests

Find out how a community body can put in a request to us about the transfer of an asset.

Great Glen House, SNH HQ building, Inverness. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Register of land holdings

Find out about the land and buildings we own or lease.



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