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The Crown Estate - give your view

September 6, 2019

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation around a plan for the Scottish Crown Estate.

The Scottish Crown Estate currently is valued at £385.8 million and includes the following assets:

  • 37,000 hectares of rural land with agricultural tenancies, residential and commercial properties and forestry on four rural estates (Glenlivet, Fochabers, Applegirth and Whitehill);
  • Rights to fish wild salmon and sea trout in river and coastal areas;
  • Rights to naturally occurring gold and silver across most of Scotland ;
  • Extensive coastal rights including just under half the foreshore, 5,800 moorings and some ports and harbours;
  • Leasing of virtually all seabed out to 12 nautical miles, covering some 750 fish farming sites and agreements with cables & pipeline operators, and equivalent rights to the seabed out to 200 nautical miles;
  • The rights to leasing for offshore renewable energy and gas and carbon dioxide storage out to 200 nautical miles;
  • Retail and office units at 39-41 George Street Edinburgh.

The Strategic Management Plan outlines Scottish Ministers’ vision for the Scottish Crown Estate and sets out a framework for the future management of the assets.

The consultation will run for 12 weeks from 30 August 2019 until 22 November 2019.

Consultation website

The Plan outlines Ministers’ vision for the Scottish Crown Estate and sets out a strategic framework for the future management of the assets.  This Plan sets out a strategic direction to optimise the use of the assets while protecting the Crown’s interest and contribute to the successful delivery of wider Scottish Government strategies and policies to provide the best outcomes for Scotland. 

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