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Marine Scotland
Licensing Operations Team
375 Victoria Road
ABERDEEN
AB11 9DB

Tel: +44 (0)300 244 5046

General marine licensing
E-mail: ms.marinelicensing@
gov.scot


Major projects marine licensing
E-mail: ms.majorprojects@
gov.scot


Marine renewable energy developments
E-mail: ms.marinerenewables@
gov.scot

Contact Number Update

Please note that the Marine Scotland – Licensing Operations Team contact number has recently been updated and the new number is: +44 (0)300 244 5046.

Marine Licensing in Scotland

Fife coastlineCertain activities require a marine licence before they can be carried out in Scotland’s seas. Licensable activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • the deposit of substances or objects into the sea or onto the sea bed
  • the removal of substances or objects from the sea bed
  • construction, alteration and improvement works
  • dredging
  • the deposit or use of explosives

Marine licences are issued by the Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team (MS LOT). MS LOT provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all marine licence applications in Scottish waters.

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Guidance

Aquaculture Bill

Links to all the guidance you will need when applying for a marine licence

Apply Now

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Application forms for applying for a marine licence.

Fees

Grants Awarded

Find out more about the fees and charges associated with licensing

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Current Projects

Quotas

Details and supporting information about all the projects currently being considered

Licensing Information

Logbook

Access to licensing information (marine licence applications and decisions)

Assessment Tool

Offshore wind reneweable energy

Identify potential effects associated with wave and tidal energy developments