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  • New Marine Tourism Strategy in Scotland supported

    Coastal, Scotland, Rural news 23 November 2015

    The Crown Estate believes that community-driven development will be key to the success of Scotland’s marine tourism action plan. The plan, being launched today by the Marine Tourism Development Group, has the aim of boosting the economic value of marine tourism in Scotland from £360 million to £450 million a year by 2020.

    As one of the partners in the plan’s development we believe that the commitment and capability of coastal communities will be central to the plan’s success. This is based on our experience of developing ‘Local Management Agreements’ around Scotland’s coast.

  • Portgordon Harbour Works Underway

    Coastal, Coastal news 14 November 2014

    Reinstatement works to the East Pier of Portgordon Harbour in Moray are underway. The completion date is likely to be early February 2015, allowing for the workers’ festive break and dependent on weather conditions. We will continue to keep the community informed of any further developments regarding the future of the harbour.

  • Lochmaddy marine leisure facilities opened by HRH The Princess Royal

    Coastal, Coastal news 02 September 2014

    HRH The Princess Royal visited marine facilities at Lochmaddy, North Uist, today following completion of a £414,000 refurbishment funded by The Crown Estate.

    The project, managed by Comann na Mara, included construction of pontoons with 26 berths and floating walkways, installation of lighting and electricity, and creation of a car and bus park.

    Lochmaddy was our first Local Management Agreement project: Highland & Islands communities first to secure new agreements

  • Conwy River Festival co-funded by The Crown Estate

    Coastal 07 August 2014

    The Crown Estate is pleased to co-sponsor of The Conwy River Festival, 9-17 August 2014.

    This is the fourth year we have helped to fund the festival in north Wales which reflects our commitment to assist local communities make the best of Crown Estate assets.

    Conwy River Festival

  • Searching for the stars of Scottish seafood

    Coastal 13 February 2014

    We are sponsoring the fish and seafood category in the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards to find the very best premium food products.

    The award is open to companies whose products are produced, processed and packaged in Scotland.

    Further information: Search is on for stars of Scottish seafood

  • Funding The Green Blue programme

    Coastal 23 January 2014

    We have granted the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine Federation's innovative environmental awareness programme, The Green Blue, funding for a further three years.

    Further information: Raising environmental awareness among boaters

  • Clyde schools on board for eco-education project

    Coastal 20 January 2014

    The Crown Estate supports with £15,000 grant.

    Over 2,700 children from across the west of Scotland have embarked on a fishy adventure as Clyde in the Classroom (CITC) launched with a record 95 schools on board.

    For further information: Record number of schools on board for Clyde eco-education project

  • Protected species recovers under marine stewardship project

    Coastal 09 October 2013

    The Little Tern population at Chesil Beach, Dorset, is increasing again thanks a project co-funded by our marine stewardship fund.

    As part of the scheme, run by the RSPB, the breeding colony of Little Terns is protected, including diversionary feeding of kestrels, installation of a temporary netted nesting area and the creation of sandy patches to give the birds a warm area to nest.

  • Funding boost for repair of Appin’s Jubilee Bridge

    Coastal 03 October 2013

    A historic footbridge in the village of Appin, Argyll and Bute, is to be repaired following a £20,000 funding boost by The Crown Estate.

    Appin Community Council has received £20,000 from our marine stewardship fund. We distribute approximately £100,000 each year through the fund to community initiatives in Scotland which promote sustainable management of the coast.

    Further information: £20,000 funding boost to repair Appin's Jubilee Bridge

  • New Local Management Agreements announced

    Coastal 20 September 2013

    A £380,000 investment to develop marine tourism on North Uist was announced today at the Our Islands, Our Future conference in Orkney. The island of Gigha in Argyll & Bute also has become the third community to benefit from our new Local Management Agreement (LMA) programme designed to empower local organisations to manage coastal assets.

    Further information: £380k invested as islands secure local management

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