access to land
The Scottish Farm Land Trust aims to increase access to land for small-scale, ecological agriculture by purchasing land to be held in trust and rented fairly to new entrants and young people.
Thanks for everyone who came along to our AGM! We had a great afternoon and evening and the Queens Park Bowling Club in Glasgow. Thanks to Clem for the awesome food, and our volunteers for helping wash up and take minutes.
For those of you who didn’t make it along, a big focus of the AGM was to discuss becoming a Community Benefit Society (Bencom). Our feasibility study, including research from Community Enterprise and Nourish Scotland, concluded that being a Bencom would support our aspirations to be democratic and community driven as well as raising money from the general public. We split into two groups to consider the proposed Bencom rules, one to review the objectives, and one to consider the shares and finance. The SFLT board is now hard at work ironing out the changes and we will apply for registration soon!
We also elected board members on the day. The voluntary board will become the founding members of SFLT and are:
If you couldn’t make it along and are interested in joining the board, please get in touch. We will update you with progress on registration and we will also be applying for funding to set up and develop the Scottish Farm Land Trust.
SFLT board of directors.