Assets for People and Place

Event Date

Are there Publicly Owned buildings and land in your community that you think could and should be used by the community? Want to find out what new opportunities there are in recent Scottish law that could help? this event is for Community Organisations in the Larnarkshier area that want to find out more about Asset Transfer and how it can benifit communitys


Venue: Whitehill Neighbourhood Centre 9 Hunter Road Whitehill Hamilton ML3 0LH  


9.30am registration and coffee


10am – Start - Welcome and introduction David Henderson, COSS advisor


10.10am – If Not You then Who? Lynn Molleson, COSS advisor


Identifying and evidencing community needs and considering options for assets that address the needs.


10.30am – What are the Rights of Communities? David Henderson, COSS Advisor


Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 nuts and bolts of community rights


11.00am – Community Support in South Lanarkshire Peter McGhee, VASLAN


11.20am –South Lanarkshire Council Community Asset Transfer process, John McCafferty, Senior Development Advisor, South Lanarkshire Council


11.45am – COSS support and practical tools available – David Henderson, COSS advisor


11.30 – Coffee


11.50 – Viability not Liability – Lynn Molleson COSS advisor


Do you have the Leadership and skills and do you have a Viable and Sustainable project?


12.15 – North Cost connections video


12.45 – Lunch


13.30 – a local example of asset transfer


14.00 – Acquisition Funding


HIE – Scottish Land Fund (tbc)


14.30 – Post Acquisition Development Funding


Big Lottery – Community Assets


15.00 – END


To book go to  or contact Peter McGhee at VASLan or call 01698 300 390