Have Your Say About The National Islands Plan

National Islands PlanAfter much consultation and the passing of the Islands Act, Scotland’s draft Islands Plan has now been produced. Historic Moment as National Islands Plan is Launched

This is an active document and the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee (RECC) of the Scottish Parliament wishes to hear the views of islanders on the Plan and its 13 strategic objectives.

To view and download it click here: The Proposed National Islands Plan 

Committee Convener, Edward Mountain MSP, Conservative, said:

Edward Mountain - Conservative - Highlands and Islands

Edward Mountain MSP

“A key recommendation in our report on the Islands Bill was that the Scottish Government must ensure that the priority areas featured in the National Islands Plan reflect the actual priorities of islanders.

“To that end, this call for views gives islanders the opportunity to express their opinions on the objectives set out in the draft Plan.

“The Committee has a limited timeframe within which to consider the proposed Plan. It is therefore crucial that we hear as wide a range of views as possible in order that we are able to fairly judge the Scottish Government’s proposals.

“This Committee supports the empowerment of island communities and local decision making, and the views of islanders will inform our recommendations to the Scottish Government in its preparation of the final Plan.”

To send in your views click the link here:Proposed National Islands Plan – Call for views_AB_GC

Closing date for the consultation is 31st of October 2019

More information also here: REC Committee


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  1. If the islands bill means that parliament has to do what is good for the islands then it is good. If it means that parliament has to consider the islands before ignoring them then it is meaningless.

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