From the Low Tide of the Sea to the Highest Mountain Top
with photographs by Cailean Maclean
Community Ownership of Land in the Highlands and Islands
In recent years, communities in the Scottish Highlands and Islands have taken ownership of more than half a million acres – an area equivalent to that of an English county like Nottinghamshire or West Yorkshire. In places long characterised by contracting economies and shrinking populations, this remarkable development has resulted in new homes, new businesses, greatly enhanced self-confidence and the attraction of lots of new residents.