National Islands Plan: implementation route map 2022

Details how we will deliver our priorities over the lifetime of the National Islands Plan. It identifies the methods to monitor progress towards fulfilling the many commitments in the Plan and sets out timescales for delivery of our work.

Our Strategic Objectives and Values

The National Islands Plan sets a direction for the Scottish Government and provides a framework for action in order to meaningfully improve outcomes for island communities. The Plan has 13 Strategic Objectives which we will use to direct our work over the coming months and years.

Strategic Objective 1 To address population decline and ensure a healthy, balanced population profile

Strategic Objective 2

To improve and promote sustainable economic development

Strategic Objective 3 To improve transport services

Strategic Objective 4 To improve housing

Strategic Objective 5 To reduce levels of fuel poverty

Strategic Objective 6

To improve digital connectivity

Strategic Objective 7

To improve and promote health, social care and wellbeing

Strategic Objective 8 To improve and promote environmental wellbeing and deal with biosecurity

Strategic Objective 9

To contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation and promote clean, affordable and secure energy

Strategic Objective 10 To empower diverse communities and different places

Strategic Objective 11 To support arts, culture and language

Strategic Objective 12 To promote and improve education for all throughout life

Strategic Objective 13

To support effective implementation of the National Islands Plan



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