Community Asset Transfer

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) aims to empower communities by giving them control over assets so they can work together to make better communities.

Part 5 of the Act, Community Asset Transfer came into force on 23 January 2017.

The Act moves asset transfer from a voluntary approach by public bodies to one which introduces a right for community bodies to make requests for ownership, lease, management or use of publicly owned buildings or land whether or not they are available for sale or considered surplus to requirements.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar – Asset Register (63.8kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

How to Submit an Asset Request to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Draft guidance notes and forms for both Communities and Relevant Authorities are available from the Scottish Government website Scottish Government-Asset Transfer (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) and groups are encouraged to follow this guidance when submitting an asset transfer request.

View Requests Received

Support and Advice

The Comhairle is happy to discuss prospective applications with groups prior to a formal submission

Community Asset Transfer Scheme : Evaluation Panel Template (49.6kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Annual Reports

Community Asset Transfer Annual Reports


Assets and Infrastructure Section
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Sandwick Road

Tel.: 01851 822679