Islands (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

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.  Received Royal Assent on 6 July 2018.  

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)

Stage 1 Report on the Islands (Scotland) Bill - 22 January 2018

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 

20 February 2018 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

Stage 1 debate, 8 February 2018

Official Report and Minutes

After Passing

Received Royal Assent on 6 July 2018. 

Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 asp 12

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