The Islands (Scotland) Act is one of the few island place based pieces of legislation in the world. It has been adopted in July 2018 and it provides for a renewed focus on island communities within Scotland’s public policy domain. The Act has 6 Parts that focus on 1) Key definitions; 2) National Islands Plan; 3) Duties in relation to island communities; 4) Representation of island communities; 5) Additional powers request; 6) Development in the Scottish Marine Area; 7) Delegation of functions relating to Regional Marine Plans.
- F Sindico and N Crook, “Placing the Community at the Heart of Island Governance: The Islands (Scotland)”, 43 Edinburgh Law Review (2019), pp. 441-448
- N Crook and F Sindico, Islands (Scotland) Bill 2018: A Brief Overview, SCELG Policy Brief 13/2018
- F Sindico and N Crook, Searching for the Voice of the Island Communities in the Islands (Scotland) Bill, SCELG Policy Brief 14/2018