Proposal to designate Red Rocks and Longay as a Marine Protected Area: consultation

An overview of the consultation to designate a new Marine Protected Area within the Inner Sound of Skye, including short summaries of the available documentation. The MPA will protect flapper skate and their eggs as well as the geodiversity feature, Quaternary of Scotland.

Summary of Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) screening

The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 provides for a duty on Scottish Ministers and other relevant public bodies where they must have regard to island communities in exercising their functions.

As the designation of the site affects island communities an ICIA screening exercise was undertaken to determine if the impacts from the policy had a significantly different effect on an island community in comparison to mainland or other island communities.

The results of the screening assessment determined there was no need for a full ICIA and the impact on the island communities identified. The impact on Skye and Raasay, was not significantly different to the impact the policy will have on other islands or mainland communities.

This is a summary of the ICIA screening assessment. See the draft ICIA screening document that accompanies this consultation for full details.



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