Publication - Consultation paper

National Islands Plan and islands communities impact assessment guidance: consultation

Published: 5 Apr 2019
Directorate:
Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate
Part of:
Economy, Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781787816923

The Plan will set out how the Scottish Government, local authorities and other public agencies might work to improve outcomes for island communities.

26 page PDF

4.8 MB

26 page PDF

4.8 MB

Contents
National Islands Plan and islands communities impact assessment guidance: consultation
Scottish Government consultation process

26 page PDF

4.8 MB

Scottish Government consultation process

40. Consultation is an essential part of the policy making process. It gives us the opportunity to consider your opinion and expertise on a proposed area of work. You can find all our consultations online: http://consult.gov.scot

41. Responses will be analysed and used as part of the decision making process, along with a range of other available information and evidence. We will publish a report of this analysis for every consultation. Depending on the nature of the consultation exercise the responses received may:

  • indicate the need for policy development or review
  • inform the development of a particular policy
  • help decisions to be made between alternative policy proposals
  • be used to finalise legislation before it is implemented.

42. While details of particular circumstances described in a response to a consultation exercise may usefully inform the policy process, consultation exercises cannot address individual concerns and comments, which should be directed to the relevant public body.


Contact

Email: Erica.Clarkson@gov.scot