Motion ref. S6M-02692
Revitalising Coastal Communities
Submitted by: Ariane Burgess, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party.
Date lodged: Friday, December 24, 2021
Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Siobhian Brown, Alexander Burnett, Maggie Chapman, Jackie Dunbar, Kenneth Gibson, Rhoda Grant, Ross Greer, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Bill Kidd, Gillian Mackay, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Stuart McMillan, Jenni Minto, Audrey Nicoll, Emma Roddick, Mark Ruskell, David Torrance, Mercedes Villalba
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 3, 2022
That the Parliament recognises what it sees as the importance of restoring Scotland’s coastal environment to tackle the climate and nature emergencies; considers that nature restoration presents economic opportunities for coastal communities; believes that communities must be at the heart of nature restoration and the stewardship of their environment; commends the work of the Coastal Communities Network, which consists of 19 community groups across Scotland, and which, it understands, works to preserve and protect the marine environment and to promote sustainable economic activity, based on this natural asset; celebrates, in particular, the community-led seagrass and oyster bed restoration at Loch Craignish, and recognises the potential for further community-led nature restoration across Scotland’s coastlines.