The Scottish Government is committed to our communities being supported to do things for themselves – community empowerment – and to people having their voices heard in the planning and delivery of services – community engagement and participation

  The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 provides a legal framework that will promote and encourage community empowerment and participation, by creating new rights for community bodies and placing new duties on public authorities. The measures in the Act also place new duties on public sector partners to play a full and active role in community planning, and the resourcing and delivery of local priority outcomes.