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Islands (Scotland) Act 2018

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Key definitions

    1. 1.Meaning of “island” and of “inhabited island”

    2. 2.Meaning of “island community”

  3. Part 2 National Islands Plan

    1. Duty to prepare national islands plan

      1. 3.National islands plan

      2. 4.Preparation and scrutiny of plan

    2. Reporting on and review of plan

      1. 5.Report on plan

      2. 6.Review of plan

  4. Part 3 Duties in relation to island communities

    1. Duties of certain authorities in respect of policies, strategies and services

      1. 7.Duty to have regard to island communities

      2. 8.Island communities impact assessment

      3. 9.Reviews of decisions relating to island communities impact assessments

      4. 10.Compliance with section 7 duty

    2. Guidance and reporting

      1. 11.Guidance about section 7 duty

      2. 12.Reporting regarding section 7 duty

    3. Duties of the Scottish Ministers in respect of legislation and strategies

      1. 13.Preparation of island communities impact assessment by Ministers

      2. 14.Duty of the Scottish Ministers to have regard to request for retrospective island communities impact assessment

      3. 15.Scheme for requests by local authorities for devolution of functions

    4. Duty of the Scottish Ministers to consult island communities

      1. 16.Duty to consult island communities

    5. Shetland mapping requirement

      1. 17.Shetland mapping requirement

  5. Part 4 Representation of Island Communities

    1. Elections to the Scottish Parliament

      1. 18.Constituency of Na h-Eileanan an Iar

    2. Local government elections

      1. 19.Number of councillors in wards with inhabited islands

      2. 20.Review of wards in certain local government areas

  6. Part 5 Additional powers requests

    1. 21.Additional powers requests

  7. Part 6 Development in the Scottish Island Marine Area

    1. Key definitions

      1. 22.Meaning of “development activity”

      2. 23.Meaning of “Scottish island marine area”

    2. Licensing of development activities

      1. 24.Scottish island marine area licence

      2. 25.Exception from requirement for licence

      3. 26.Crown application

  8. Part 7 Delegation of functions relating to regional marine plans

    1. 27.Delegation of functions relating to regional marine plans

  9. Part 8 Final Provisions

    1. Report on operation of Act

      1. 28.Report on operation of Act

    2. Regulations

      1. 29.Regulations

      2. 30.Ancillary provision

    3. Commencement and short title

      1. 31.Commencement

      2. 32.Short title

    1. SCHEDULE

      Duties in relation to island communities: relevant authorities

      1. 1.Scottish Administration

      2. 2.Keeper of the Records of Scotland

      3. 3.Keeper of the Registers of Scotland

      4. 4.Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Scotland

      5. 5.Scottish public authorities with mixed functions or no reserved functions

      6. 6.Audit Scotland

      7. 7.Bòrd na Gàidhlig

      8. 8.Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (company number SC001854)

      9. 9.Children’s Hearings Scotland

      10. 10.Creative Scotland

      11. 11.Crofting Commission

      12. 12.Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management)

      13. 13.David MacBrayne Limited (company number SC015304)

      14. 14.Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (company number SC097647)

      15. 15.Highlands and Islands Enterprise

      16. 16.Historic Environment Scotland

      17. 17.The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland

      18. 18.Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

      19. 19.Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland

      20. 20.Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration

      21. 21.Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

      22. 22.Scottish Enterprise

      23. 23.Scottish Environment Protection Agency

      24. 24.Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

      25. 25.Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council

      26. 26.Scottish Housing Regulator

      27. 27.Scottish Land Commission

      28. 28.Scottish Legal Aid Board

      29. 29.Scottish Natural Heritage

      30. 30.Scottish Police Authority

      31. 31.Scottish Qualifications Authority

      32. 32.Scottish Social Services Council

      33. 33.Scottish Sports Council

      34. 34.Scottish Water

      35. 35.Skills Development Scotland Co. Ltd (company number SC202659)

      36. 36.Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland

      37. 37.VisitScotland

      38. 38.Health Boards (including Special Health Boards)

      39. 39.Healthcare Improvement Scotland

      40. 40.NHS 24

      41. 41.NHS Ayrshire and Arran

      42. 42.NHS Borders

      43. 43.NHS Dumfries and Galloway

      44. 44.NHS Education for Scotland

      45. 45.NHS Fife

      46. 46.NHS Forth Valley

      47. 47.NHS Grampian

      48. 48.NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

      49. 49.NHS Health Scotland

      50. 50.NHS Highland

      51. 51.NHS Lanarkshire

      52. 52.NHS Lothian

      53. 53.NHS National Waiting Times Centre

      54. 54.NHS Orkney

      55. 55.NHS Shetland

      56. 56.NHS Tayside

      57. 57.NHS Western Isles

      58. 58.Scottish Ambulance Service

      59. 59.State Hospitals Board for Scotland

      60. 60.Integration Joint Boards

      61. 61.Local Government

      62. 62.Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

      63. 63.Highland Council

      64. 64.North Ayrshire Council

      65. 65.Orkney Council

      66. 66.Shetland Council

      67. 67.Regional Colleges

      68. 68.University of the Highlands and Islands

      69. 69.Regional Transport Partnerships

      70. 70.Shetland Regional Transport Partnership

      71. 71.Strathclyde Regional Transport Partnership

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