Islands (Scotland) Bill


Stage: 1

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for a national islands plan; to impose duties in relation to island communities on certain public authorities; to make provision about the electoral representation of island communities; and to establish a licensing scheme in respect of marine development adjacent to islands. 

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing MSP, on 9 June 2017.  The Bill is currently at Stage 1.  

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Rural Economy and Connectivity

Dates of consideration by lead committee:

14 June 2017 (private)

13 September 2017 (evidence)

20 September 2017 (evidence)

27 September 2017 (evidence)

2 October 2017 (evidence)

25 October 2017 (evidence)

1 November 2017 (evidence)

8 November 2017 (evidence)

10 January 2018 (private)

17 January 2018 (private)

Dates of consideration by other committee(s):

19 September 2017 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

31 October 2017 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform) (private)

Islands (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 - 01 November 2017