1. Consultation paper

    02 Aug 2021

    Islands bond: consultation

    The Scottish Government has made a commitment to developing an Islands Bond - offering 100 bonds of up to £50,000 to young people and families to stay in or to move to islands currently threatened by depopulation. This consultation is inviting comments to inform the development of this policy.

  2. Strategy/plan

    24 Mar 2021

    Land use - getting the best from our land: strategy 2021 to 2026

    Scotland's Third Land Use Strategy sets out our vision, objectives and policies to achieve sustainable land use. The strategy covers the next five years and aims to provide a more holistic understanding of our land, the demands we place upon it and the benefits we get from our land.

  3. Consultation paper

    12 Oct 2020

    Island communities impact assessments: guidance - consultation

    Our islands face particular challenges around distance, geography, connectivity and demography, so it is important that policy makers consider these properly. The consultation on the guidance will help ensure that islands receive fair treatment tailored to their unique circumstances.

  4. Impact assessment

    08 Sep 2020

    Scottish Child Payment: Islands Community Impact Assessment

    The Islands Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) considers the Scottish Child Payment in relation to its impacts on people living in the Islands under Section 8 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018. Impacts relate to digital connectivity, access to the Payment and the ways people in these communities