Local focus

  • 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.

  • Windsor Estate pilots Corporate Natural Capital Accounting

    Rural & Coastal, Rural news, Windsor, Windsor news 27 January 2015

    We chose to pilot Corporate Natural Capital Accounting, a new accounting framework developed for organisations to take better account of the natural capital they own, on our Windsor Estate. The framework was developed for England’s Natural Capital Committee by eftec, RSPB and PwC.

    Mark Gough, our Head of Sustainability, said: “We’d advocate other organisations undertake CNCA in order to understand the wider societal value generated by natural capital assets, and inform budgetary discussions and priority setting.”