In Scotland

Managing a diverse range of assets, the Scotland Portfolio works in partnership with customers, stakeholders, business partners and communities, for mutual benefit.

Offshore wind farm © Aquamarine Power
BikeGlenlivet cycling
Glenlivet peat regeneration


The Crown Estate is working closely with both the Scottish and UK Governments to enable the transfer of The Crown Estate’s management duties in Scotland to Scottish Government, as recommended by the Smith Commission and reflected in the Scotland Act 2016.

Scottish Ministers are now undertaking a phased approach to the transfer and are setting up an interim public body to manage the assets in Scotland from April 2017. In addition, Scottish Government is now consulting on the permanent arrangements for managing the assets. We would encourage our customers, tenants and stakeholders to respond to this consultation, which runs until 29 March to ensure their views are taken into account (details can be found here). To help inform responses, the Crown Estate’s Scotland Portfolio annual report can be downloaded below:

Scotland Portfolio Update 2016 (PDF, 2.19 MB)

Our remit and the Scotland Portfolio

Our Scotland Portfolio consists of four rural estates, mineral and salmon fishing rights, about half of the coastal foreshore and almost all of the seabed. We have a significant role in supporting aquaculture, marine leisure, ports and harbours and offshore renewable energy.

Our role is to make sure that the land and property within the Scotland Portfolio is well managed and sustainably worked, developed and enjoyed to deliver the best value over the long term. All our annual revenue profit is paid to the UK Government (pending transfer of The Crown Estate’s management role in Scotland to Scottish Government).

Our portfolio also includes retail and office space at 39-41 George Street, Edinburgh.

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