Formed over 10 years ago, the Scottish Islands Federation (SIF) is a network of island communities working together to have a stronger voice on common challenges, and to share ideas and innovation to accelerate change.  The overarching aim of SIF is to promote, publicise and advance the interests of Scotland’s 93 inhabited islands and our objectives are to:

  • Develop a broad and inclusive membership from all Scottish Islands
  • Ensure community and voluntary groups have a voice and are well represented within the federation
  • Work with councils, agencies and the Scottish Government to ensure that island needs are well understood
  • Represent the interests of Scottish islands at regional, national and European levels
  • Share good practices and facilitate information exchange amongst Scottish islanders
  • Encourage networking on and between islands throughout Scotland and Europe
  • Acquire, disseminate, and utilise knowledge resources for islanders

SIF is driven by its members and managed by a voluntary board of directors and is currently supported through the Scottish Government Islands Team and member subscriptions.