The Act

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.