On 25 May 2005 the Scottish Executive announced that the former mining community of Crossgates in Fife had become the first to secure land under the new community right to buy created by Part 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (see previously Nos 48, 98, 205, 432).  Crossgates Community Woodland raised £150,000 to buy the Taft, a 15 hectare site near the village, and turn it into a community facility. On 3 June the Executive further announced that, with funding now in place, the Assynt Foundation had concluded the transfer of 44,400 acres comprising Glencanisp Lodge, Glancanisp Forest and Drumrunie Forest into community ownership under the legislation.  The Executive also confirmed on 27 May that the first applications to buy croft land under Part 3 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 had been received.  The applications are from The Pairc Trust and Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn, and relate to the Pairc and Galson estates, both on Lewis.