I've blogged before about Common Good funds. Punted into the long grass many years ago with local control a crazy dream.
Andy Wightman, an excellent writer and campaigner on land reform and social justice, is due to appear at the Inverness Book Festival next month. His views on Common Good are definitely worth hearing.
Let's hope the community bid to take control of a chunk of Nairn's common good land at Sandown comes to fruition. A proper green space with parks and allotments run by local people is surely better than just more Mickey Mouse housing.
And the Forres Gazette poses an interesting question now the issue of the Mechanics' football ground sell-off for a supermarket has been resolved. What now? Surely whatever happens next it's for the people of Forres to decide. But do they have control?