National Islands Plan Review – consultation events

National island plan consultation flyer
Alan Robertson

Scotland’s first ever National Islands Plan (NIP) was published in 2019 and it is now going through its first review. The purpose of the NIP is to provide a framework for action in order to meaningfully improve outcomes for island communities. 

The aim of this review is twofold. Firstly, it will provide a detailed overview of the impact of the current National Islands Plan since its publication. Secondly, it will inform (if the review tells us we need one) a new National Islands Plan. It is therefore vital that the views and feedback from those most impacted by the Plan – 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:

Virtual Workshops:

* Details about the Scottish Rural and Island Parliament can be found here