After 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:
“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