Land research grant launched for students

A GRANT of £1,000 is being made available to carry out research that “could change the way we own and use land in Scotland”.

The money is part of an annual competition open to students across Scotland, run by the Scottish Government agency, the Scottish Land Commission.

Says the commission, here: “Previous winners have used the grant to fund a research trip to compare community forestry practices in France and Scotland, and to explore the role of arts-based community organisations in supporting urban community ownership and development.   

“The annual award was set up in 2019 to inspire the next generation of vital researchers, to help inform and improve the research behind major decisions on how Scotland’s land is being owned and used.”

Applications for the award close on June 9, with the winner announced by the end of that month.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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