Empowering Scotland's Island Communities: progress update March 2016

Sets out progress made in delivering the key commitments outlined in the Empowering Scotland's Islands Communities prospectus.

What Happens Next

Whilst the formal meetings in the current series of the Island Areas Ministerial Working Group have concluded, work on a number of different work streams continues.

The findings of the independent analysis of the consultation on provisions for a future Islands Bill will now be considered by the Scottish Government and help inform the development of a draft Bill.

Decisions on next steps with the Ministerial Group and the draft Bill will be for the new Scottish Government to determine following the Scottish Parliamentary Elections in May 2016.


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