Community groups workshop

A programme of presentations focusing on the benefits of owning land or buildings for the community will be held in Inverurie later this month.

The free event, run by Development Trusts Association Scotland, will be held in the Kintore Arms Hotel on Thursday, October 29, running from 9.30am to 4pm.

The programme is aimed at community groups across Aberdeenshire and advice will be available from organisations including the Community Ownership Support Service and Community Shares Scotland.

Information will also be provided on the Government policy which affects community asset ownership, community right to buy and LEADER Funding.

During the afternoon there will be round-table sessions with community representatives who have firsthand experience of planning, buying and managing community assets.

Representatives include the Maud Village Trust and North Coast Connections.

There will also be a workshop on Aberdeenshire Council’s Asset Transfer Process.

Booking is required by Friday October 23, to book your place visit: