After three years in the making, the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act was given royal assent in summer 2015.
Over the following year, regulations (additional legislation required to put the Act in place) and statutory guidance (guidance which public authorities must have regard to) was developed. Some parts of the Act are now in force and other provisions will be implemented soon.
This SCDC briefing should help you to get started on finding out how you can use the Act, whether you are a practitioner or a community member. As well as summarising the main parts of the Act, the briefing links to the best and easy to read sources of further information.