MSP, Almond Valley
The first annual report since the asset transfers part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 came into force last year is due by the end of June 2018. Until that time, we will not know how many asset transfers under the act have taken place across Scotland. In the early summer of this year, we will undertake an evaluation of asset transfers, which will tell us the number involved...
Mr Stevenson raises an important point. I agree that, for community empowerment and asset transfers to work, help and support need to be provided to community bodies, including by local authorities. He might be interested to know that the Scottish Government funds the community ownership support service to support community-based groups in Scotland to take a stake in, or ownership of, land or...
Mr Stewart raises an important point. The raison d’être of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 was to create opportunities for communities—on their own terms, not on terms enforced by statutory bodies—to be proactively involved in improving outcomes relating to the issues that matter most to them and, where they choose, to become involved in issues that need...
Scottish National Party MSP for Almond Valley
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election
Also represented Livingston
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