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Islands (Scotland) Act 2018

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Reporting on and review of plan

5Report on plan

(1)The Scottish Ministers must prepare a report for each reporting year, containing information—

(a)about the extent to which the outcomes identified in the national islands plan have improved in the reporting year,

(b)about steps the Scottish Ministers will take where an outcome identified in the national islands plan has not improved in the reporting year,

(c)about the steps which the Scottish Ministers have taken to comply with the duties in relation to island communities imposed by—

(i)section 7 (including any island communities impact assessment prepared under section 8), and

(ii)section 13, and

(d)about any other matters which the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate.

(2)In this section, “reporting year” means the period of one year beginning—

(a)in the case of the first report following each publication of a national islands plan under section 4(4), with the day on which the national islands plan is published,

(b)in any other case, with the day of the expiry of the last period of one year.

(3)Before the end of the period of 3 months beginning with the last day of the reporting year, the Scottish Ministers must—

(a)lay the report before the Scottish Parliament, and

(b)publish the report.

6Review of plan

(1)The Scottish Ministers—

(a)must review the national islands plan before the end of the period of 5 years beginning with the day on which the plan was last published, and

(b)may from time to time review the plan.

(2)Following a review under subsection (1), the Scottish Ministers may revise the plan as they consider appropriate.

(3)Subsections (1), (3) and (4) of section 4 apply to a review of the plan under subsection (1) as they apply to the preparation of the plan under that section.

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