Scottish Community Alliance
Edinburgh councillors have voted to give local communities more power to appeal planning decisions and level the playing field between developers and residents.
Barriers such as red tape, incomplete data and difficulties tracking down absentee landlords must be urgently tackled to help cities access community ownership.
The value of common good funds created to benefit local communities has plummeted by nearly £8m in four years.
Property sold off by public bodies across Scotland is worth half a billion and includes leisure centres, hospitals, healthcare clinics, and swimming pools.
A Scottish Government agency has been criticised after handing £100,000 in Covid-19 bailout funds to a luxury golfing development on land owned by the Earl of Moray.