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.

National Islands Plan Delivery Group

To ensure that the National Islands Plan leads to meaningful, positive and sustainable change, there needs to be accountability and ongoing collaboration with our local authority partners, stakeholders and island communities for the duration of the Plan.

Strategic Objective 13 of the National Islands Plan commits to the establishment of a group to ensure close monitoring of the delivery of the Plan and its accompanying Implementation Route Map.

The National Islands Plan Delivery Group was established in June 2021. It supports implementation of the Plan, delivering on those assurances made under Strategic Objective 13 and ensuring that work is driven forward in a collaborative way that truly involves island communities.

Delivering a fair, integrated, green and inclusive plan requires strong collaboration and partnership and the Delivery Group provides this collaborative working space.


Membership of the group brings together representatives from island communities, local government, the third and independent sectors, community groups, relevant academics and Scottish Government officials:

  • Argyll and Bute Council
  • Bòrd na Gàidhlig
  • Calmac Community Board
  • Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
  • Development Trusts Association Scotland
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • Highland Council
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Orkney Islands Council
  • Shetland Islands Council
  • Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance
  • Scottish Futures Trust
  • Scottish Islands Federation
  • Scottish Government
  • University of the Highlands and Islands

The group meets regularly to examine progress and help identify critical priorities in order to work towards meeting the commitments within the National Islands Plan.

The Delivery Group also holds a key role in reviewing the Implementation Route Map on a quarterly basis, including offering guidance on any significant issues which would require changes to be made and ensuring the proposed actions are genuinely delivering on their associated commitments.



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