Registers of Scotland

The Registers of Scotland website hosts ScotLIS, Scotland's Land Information Service, which provides digital access to land and property data. Properties can be searched on a map for free. More detailed information or older sassines information that has not yet been digitally mapped can be purchased for a fee.

Local Council & Friends of Parks groups

Contact your Local Council. For parks, your local authority should also have a list of existing Friends of Parks groups. For example Edinburgh Friends of Parks Groups; Glasgow City Council contact; and there is an independent Glasgow Parks Forum. The register of Vacant & Derelict Land has maps by Council area. 

Housing Association

Amenity ground & playparks in residential areas may be owned and managed by your local Housing Association  

Community Council & Community Development Trusts

To find out who else may be involved locally in a piece of greenspace, contact your local Community Council or Community Development Trust 

Scottish Land Commission 

The Scottish Land Commission is tasked with improving the openness and transparency around decisions on land-use and land ownership. They have published a good practice guide (or Protocol) on Transparency of Ownership and Decision Making and a Template to support land owners and managers in providing information about the ownership and use of land detailing who owns the land, their plans for it, and how communities can get in touch with them. This is new in 2020, so there will be few completed, but it does indicate that making such information open and transparent should become common.  

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