Introduction   Overview   The shape of the debate   Themes Theme 1 - A National Heritage Collection Theme 2 - Heritage for Communities Theme 3 Making heritage accessible Theme 4 Heritage and Tourism after 2014    
Introduction Connecting with conservation Case study Land Reform
Advocating Community Interests The options for the Trust Video Package Your views 
  Land Reform The National Trust for Scotland and Land Reform Inalienability Conservation Agreements Criticisms and responses Land reform review group report 2014 Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill Conservation and communities Alternative models  

The Trust is already open to alternative models of management for its built heritage properties. The most recent example is Hutchesons’ Hall in Glasgow, where the property has been let to a restaurant in return for internal conservation works and rental income. This means the property can be accessed by the public while providing a useful function.

However, although countryside properties do not necessarily lend themselves to this type of arrangement for practical reasons, there are existing ways in which the Trust can develop a symbiotic relationship with rural and island communities to mutual benefit: