Scottish Crown Estate revenue allocations: 2022 to 2023

Funding allocations from the Scottish Crown Estate to councils to support local projects.

Funds generated from the Scottish Crown Estate’s work is allocated to councils to support projects in their areas.

The below table shows the amount each council has been allocated for 2022 to 2023.

Local council

Share of total net revenue generated in 2020-21 (£11,000,011.97)

Aberdeen City






Argyll and Bute




Dumfries and Galloway


Dundee City


East Lothian


Edinburgh, City of


Eilean Siar






Glasgow City








North Ayrshire


Orkney Islands


Perth and Kinross




Scottish Borders


Shetland Islands


South Ayrshire




West Dunbartonshire


West Lothian




About the funding

Funding is allocated from net revenue generated by the Scottish Crown Estate from marine assets out to 12 nautical miles. In 2020 to 2021 this was £11 million.

Payments to councils for 2022 to 2023 have been allocated from the 2020 to 2021 net revenue. This is because payments are made in arrears once the Scottish Crown Estate’s annual accounts have been finalised.

The amount each council receives is based on a distribution method agreed with COSLA.

This is the fourth round of payments to councils under this arrangement. Councils are responsible for ensuring projects deliver value for money.

We will publish a report detailing how councils have spent their allocations by summer 2023

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