Views sought on islands’ plan

VIEWS are being sought, as to whether a new plan needs to be drawn up to assist Scotland’s islands become economically more vibrant and socially and environmentally more resilient.

It follows the publication of a National Plan for Scotland’s Islands (here) just four years ago.

Says a Scottish Government consultation exercise, here: “[The plan] is now being reviewed as required by the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018, which may lead to the publication of a new National Islands Plan. 

“The Scottish Government wants to work together with local authorities, island communities and relevant sectors and partners to ensure this process is as thorough and effective as possible, providing us with vital feedback from those most impacted by the National Islands Plan.”

The consultation ends on October 9.

Pictured: Sailing from Stromness, Orkney Islands, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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