Scotland’s first ever National Islands Plan was published in 2019 and it is now going through its first review. The review may lead to the publication of a new National Islands Plan (NIP) and it is vital that the views and feedback from those most impacted by the NIP – island communities, relevant sectors and partners – can inform and engage with this work going forward.
The consultation is available online with a closing date of 7 November and you can access it here.
The Scottish Government Islands Team is also running a series of island and virtual workshops over September and October, with a final hybrid session planned for the Scottish Rural & Island Parliament in Fort William over 1 to 3 November.
Registration links for each event are listed below:
Eigg – Thursday 21 September
Grimsay – Tuesday 26 September
Stornoway – Wednesday 27 September
Cumbrae – Thursday 28 September
Portree – Thursday 19 October
Colonsay – Tuesday 24 October
Arran – Wednesday 25 October
Mull – Thursday 26 October
Bressay – Wednesday 1 November
Brae – Thursday 2 November
Stromness – Monday 6 November
Westray – Tuesday 7 November
Thursday 28 September @ 2pm
Wednesday 11 October @ 7pm
Tuesday 24 October @ 10.30am
There is some background reading on the NIP and its progress over the last few years on our website – National Islands Plan.