New Marine Tourism Strategy in Scotland supported
Local focus 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.
News 12 December 2014
The Crown Estate has completed the construction of a £325,000 flood defence wall at Hawkins Point, Sunk Island to protect the areas high grade agricultural land from flooding.
News 21 November 2014
Tarbert on the Isle of Harris is the latest community to work with The Crown Estate to develop marine tourism facilities through a local management agreement (LMA).
Portgordon Harbour Works Underway
Local focus 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.
News 13 October 2014
The Crown Estate is working with RYA Scotland, British Marine Federation, Scottish Canals and other industry partners to support the development of a Marine Tourism Strategy for Scotland.
News 29 September 2014
Touching the Tide, a £900,000 project funded by the Heritage Lottery and The Crown Estate, through our Marine Stewardship Programme, is working with the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service to explore the remains of World War Two defences on Suffolk’s beaches.
News 11 September 2014
Around 50 local residents interested in Mull’s marine leisure and tourism facilities attended an information event hosted by Tobermory Harbour Association and The Crown Estate last week.
Lochmaddy marine leisure facilities opened by HRH The Princess Royal
Local focus 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