A summary of the Lessons Learned during the process of developing the pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan.
PFOW MSP Regional Locational Guidance. This Regional Locational Guidance has been produced to assist developers in the wind, wave and tidal renewable energy industry to choose sites of maximum opportunity and minimum constraint.
Strategic Environmental Assessment Post-Adoption Statement.
A short summary of the work undertaken to develop the pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan.
This consultation is particularly focussed on the impact of modern technology on the licensing regime for taxis and private hire cars and will cover the taking of bookings, booking offices and fares . Modern technology, such as the advent of smartphone apps allowing the booking of a taxi or private hire car directly from a mobile phone, is already having a major impact on the way that taxis and private hire cars operate. The consultation will seek views on the relevant points.
Consultation on Draft Regulations for Participation Requests which goes through the process outlined in the Act and seeks views on the content of the regulations.
The draft Fire and Rescue Framework for Scotland 2016 (‘the draft Framework’) sets out Scottish Ministers’ expectations of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), and has been published for public consultation from 21 March – 15 June 2016. The draft Framework provides SFRS with strategic priorities and objectives, together with guidance on how the delivery of its functions should contribute to the Government’s purpose and has been published for consultation .
This consultation asks for views on whether any changes should be made to a draft Code of Practice for Stop and Search before it comes into force.
This consultation asks for views on whether the Police should be able to search children for alcohol, and to search people suspected of supplying children with alcohol
The Race Equality Framework for Scotland sets out the Scottish Government’s approach to promoting race equality and tackling racism and inequality between 2016 and 2030.
The Framework is based on the priorities, needs and experiences of Scotland’s minority ethnic communities, with expertise contributed by the public and voluntary sectors and academia to ensure that the Framework is practical and deliverable; and to create measurable progress on race equality.
Guidance for community bodies, landowners and creditors in a standard security with the right to buy the land and third parties with an interest in land to be registered under the community right to buy provisions in Part 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, as amended by Part 4 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.
The guidance applies to all new applications to register an interest in land received by Scottish Ministers in or after 15 April 2016.
This consultation seeks views on policy proposals for secondary legislation relating to the crofting community right to buy in Part 3 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 which has been amended by Part 4 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015
This consultation seeks comments and feedback on policy proposals for some of the key aspects of the secondary legislation relating to the new community right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land in Part 3A of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, as amended by Part 4 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.
Consultation on statutory guidance for Part 3 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 which covers arrangements for under Part 1 for Rights Reporting, and Part 3 for Children's Services Planning.
Underwater noise in the sea has the potential to affect marine animals, including fish. This report describes measurements of the hearing capability of salmon in experimental aquaria, and of their response to play-backs of pile driving noise.
The report of the Scottish Government Child Death Reviews Steering Group setting out recommendations for establishing a national child death review system in Scotland.
The next crofting elections will take place in March 2017. Crofters will elect 6 Commissioners who will become members of the Crofting Commission's Board.
This consultation paper asks for views on some key aspects of about the elections - including constituency boundaries, voter eligibility and candidate eligibility.
The consultation summarises the development in environmental justice since the SNP manifesto in 2011. It seeks views on what is environmental justice, whether the changes to the justice system that this Government has delivered in relation to environmental justice has improved matters, and whether there are any additional ways in which the justice system should be modified to deal with both civil and criminal environmental cases.
Equality Impact Analysis for Scotland's Trade and Investment Strategy 2016-2021
To seek views on the underlying issues in respect of grounds for referral, disclosure of criminal records, forensic samples, police investigatory powers, victims and community confidence taking account of the minimum age of prosecution, the role of the children's hearing system and United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) compliance.