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Question reference: S6W-25409

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: 8 February 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 4 March 2024


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-19267 by Mairi McAllan on 27 June 2023, whether it will provide a more specific timeframe for the delivery of the next report to the Parliament.


As required by Section 103 of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, the next report to the Scottish Parliament on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) will be published in 2024. The Scottish Government intends to publish the next report in December 2024. Reporting occurs in a 6-year cycle. The last report was published in December 2018, and is available here: Marine Protected Area Network - 2018 Report to the Scottish Parliament - (