Scottish University Land Unit (SULU)

SULUThe Scottish University Land Unit (SULU) has been set up to encourage law students across Scotland to take an active interest in land reform, community empowerment, and community rights in respect of land; and, working in partnership with the Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) and the Community Ownership Support Service (COSS), to provide practical support to community bodies looking to exercise these rights.

Ultimately, it is envisaged that student membership of SULU will be open to anyone enrolled at a Scottish University in a suitable degree or diploma programme and at a suitable stage of study. The three qualifying categories are: undergraduate LLB students in second year or above; accelerated LLB students (in either year); and DPLP students.

Before rolling out across the whole of Scotland however, a SULU pilot is to run in Aberdeen (open to students from both Universities) during the first half of 2018.

For more information about SULU, the motivations behind this, and what might be expected from involvement in SULU, please download the full mission statement and project terms here: SULU Mission Statement

For more information about DTAS, please see here: COSS

For more information about COSS, please see here:

Registering as a student member

For students interested in getting involved in SULU, please send an email to with:

  • Your name;
  • University (and, if in Aberdeen, if available for the pilot);
  • Year of study; and
  • Confirmation that you have read the mission statement and project terms, and agree with these.


For more information about SULU, any queries that SULU might be able to assist with, or to get involved as a student member, please contact

References: Community Ownership Support Service. (n.d.). Retrieved from

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