Community Links Scotland

Community Links Scotland (CLS) was established in 2002 following an 18 month feasibility study period which itself followed on from the introduction of Wider Action by Scottish Homes in 2000. West Dunbartonshire Voluntary Housing Forum established Community Links West Dunbartonshire to work with West Dunbartonshire RSLs but ongoing expansion of activity areas meant a change of name in 2005 to Community Links Scotland.

CLS were established where RSLs and community groups considered they could not take on a regeneration project due to real or perceived barriers of no information, no time, no staff or no funding.

The vast majority of CLS's work is now with community groups, community associations, and voluntary organisations, rather than just RSLs themselves.