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Give your views on the Crown Estate by 22nd November

November 13, 2019

The Scottish Government is consultating on the future management of the Scottish Crown Estate.

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.

Consultation website

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.

Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management) is currently the sole manager of all the Scottish Crown Estate assets.  It was established by Scottish Ministers to manage the Scottish Crown Estate assets and is accountable to the Scottish Parliament.  Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management) is also consulting on their draft Corporate Plan 2020-2023 in parallel with our consultation on the draft Strategic Management Plan.  Their consultation will close on 25 November.

Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management) 2020-2023 Corporate Plan Consultation

Following consideration of consultation responses, the final version of the Plan is expected to be published in early 2020.

If you require any additional information to assist you to submit your response, please contact scottishcrownestate.consultation@gov.scot

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