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Consultation

The National Islands Plan will set out how Scottish Government, local authorities and other public agencies will work to improve outcomes for island communities. Together with the Scottish Government Islands Team and Scottish Island Federation, SCELG is committed to capture the dreams, aspirations and concerns of those who live on and those who have an interest in Scottish Islands and their communities. In order to do so, between April and July 2019, we are embarking on a participative and inclusive consultation in which we will be meeting as many members of island communities in Scotland as possible. Below you will find further information and dates of the various consultation events.

Consultation events

Between April and July 2019 SCELG, Scottish Government and Scottish Island Federation will capture the views of island communities through a wide consultation process. Below you will find the dates, venues and information about the events that have been organised. We also aim to post a report from each event so that you can keep track of the main points stemming from each event.

  • Islay, 16 April (19:15 to 21:45), The Columba Centre, Bowmore [Islay Island Report]
  • Colonsay, 17 April (14:00 to 17:00), Colonsay Village Hall, Colonsay [Colonsay Island Report]
  • Jura, 18 April (17:45 to 20:30), Care Centre, Craighouse [Jura Island Report]
  • Lewis, 23 April (14:00), Ionad Stoodie, Point [Lewis Island Report]
  • Harris, 23 April (19:00 to 22:00), Tarbert Community Centre, Tarbert [Harris Island Report]
  • Harris, 24 April (19:00 to 22:00), Talla na Mara, Pairc Niseaboist
  • Lewis, 24 April (19:00), Sandwick Hall, Stornoway
  • Lewis, 25 April (14:00), Carloway Community Hall, Knock Carloway
  • Lewis, 25 April (19:00), Carloway Community Hall, Knock Carloway
  • Mull, 29 April (19:15 to 22:00), Village Hall, Craignure
  • Iona, 30 April (14:00 to 17:00), Library, Iona
  • Mull, 01 May (14:00 to 17:00), Aros Hall, Tobermory
  • Westray, 07 May (19:15 to 22:00), Old Kirk [Westray Island Report]
  • North Ronaldsay, 08 May (19:15 to 22:15), North Ronaldsay Community Centre, North Ronaldsay [North Ronaldsay Island Report]
  • Sanday, 09 May (19:15 to 22:00), Heilsa Fjold, Sanday [Sanday Island Report]
  • Small Isles, Canna, 13 May (10:30), Canna, Shearing Shed [Canna Island Report]
  • Rum, 13 May (15:30), Rum Community Village Hall
  • Muck, 14 May (10:00) Muck Community Hall
  • Eigg, 14 May (13:30), Eigg Community Hall [Eigg Island Report]
  • Skye, 15 May (19:30), Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Talla Mhor
  • Gigha, 21 May (19:30), Achamore Village Hall
  • Arran, 22 May (19:30), Brodick Hall
  • Cumbrae, 23 May (19:30), Millport, Age Concern Hall
  • Bute, 24 May (17:30) Rothesay, The Bank
  • Mainland, 03 June (19:30), Mainland Lerwick, Islesburgh Community Centre
  • Unst, 04 June (19:30), Baltasound Hall
  • Yell, 05 June (19:30)
  • Whalsay, 06 June (19:30), Symbister Hall
  • Mainland, 07 June (17:30), Community Hall, Brae
  • Skye, 12 June (19:30), Dunvegan, Community Hall
  • Raasay, 14 June (19:30), Inverarish, Community hall
  • North Uist & Berneray, 17 June (14:30), Carinish, Carinish Hall
  • Benbecula, 17 June (19:30), An Caladh, East Camp, Balivanich
  • South Uist & Eriskay, 18 June (19:30), Daliburgh, Southend Community Hall
  • Barra & Vatersay, 19 June (19:30), Castlebay, Community Hall
  • Tiree, 26 June (19:30), Crossapol, An Talla
  • Coll, 27 June (17:00), Arinagour, An Cridhe
  • Mainland, 01 July (19:30) Kirkwall    
  • Hoy, 02 July  
  • Stronsay, 03 July
  • Egilsay, 04 July 
  • Wyre, 04 July
  • Stromness, 05 July (17:00)
  • Lismore, 09 July (14:00)        
  • Kerrera, 09 July (19:30)        
  • Seil, 10 July (17:00)        
  • Easdale, 10 July (19:30)        
  • Luing, 11 July (19:30), Atlantic Centre
  • Lewis, 16 July (19:30), Town Hall, Stornoway    
  • Lewis, 17 July (19:30), Balallan School, South Lochs    
  • Harris, 18 July (17:30), Leverburgh Hall, Leverburgh
Consultation document

SCELG has contributed to the Scottish Government consultation document. The goal is to introduce the National Islands Plan and the Islands Communities Impact Assessment to island communities so that they can engage pro-actively both in the consultation events and in the on-line consultation.

On line consultation

SCELG has contributed to the Scottish Government on line consultation. We look forward to assisting the Scottish Government Islands Team in reviewing the data stemming from the consultation in order to reflect into the National Islands Plan the views, visions and concerns of island communities and of all stakeholders interested in Scottish islands who respond to the on-line consultation.

You can also follow the National Islands Plan and Islands Communities Impact Assessment consultation via twitter by following #IslandsPlan.

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