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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


      Duties in relation to island communities: relevant authorities

      1. Scottish Administration

        1. 1.Scottish Ministers

        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

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

        1. 5.Accounts Commission for Scotland

        2. 6.Audit Scotland

        3. 7.Bòrd na Gàidhlig

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

        5. 9.Children's Hearings Scotland

        6. 9A.Consumer Scotland

        7. 10.Creative Scotland

        8. 11.Crofting Commission

        9. 12.Crown Estate Scotland

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

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

        12. 15.Highlands and Islands Enterprise

        13. 16.Historic Environment Scotland

        14. 17.The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland

        15. 18.Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

        16. 19.Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland

        17. 20.Scottish Children's Reporter Administration

        18. 21.Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

        19. 22.Scottish Enterprise

        20. 23.Scottish Environment Protection Agency

        21. 24.Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

        22. 25.Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council

        23. 26.Scottish Housing Regulator

        24. 27.Scottish Land Commission

        25. 28.Scottish Legal Aid Board

        26. 29.Scottish Natural Heritage

        27. 30.Scottish Police Authority

        28. 31.Scottish Qualifications Authority

        29. 32.Scottish Social Services Council

        30. 33.Scottish Sports Council

        31. 34.Scottish Water

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

        33. 36.Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland

        34. 37.VisitScotland

      3. Health Boards (including Special Health Boards)

        1. 38.Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service

        2. 39.Healthcare Improvement Scotland

        3. 40.NHS 24

        4. 41.NHS Ayrshire and Arran

        5. 42.NHS Borders

        6. 43.NHS Dumfries and Galloway

        7. 44.NHS Education for Scotland

        8. 45.NHS Fife

        9. 46.NHS Forth Valley

        10. 47.NHS Grampian

        11. 48.NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

        12. 49.NHS Health Scotland

        13. 50.NHS Highland

        14. 51.NHS Lanarkshire

        15. 52.NHS Lothian

        16. 53.NHS National Waiting Times Centre

        17. 54.NHS Orkney

        18. 55.NHS Shetland

        19. 56.NHS Tayside

        20. 57.NHS Western Isles

        21. 57A.Public Health Scotland

        22. 58.Scottish Ambulance Service

        23. 59.State Hospitals Board for Scotland

      4. Integration Joint Boards

        1. 60.An integration joint board established by virtue of section 9...

      5. Local Government

        1. 61.Argyll and Bute Council

        2. 62.Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

        3. 63.Highland Council

        4. 64.North Ayrshire Council

        5. 65.Orkney Council

        6. 66.Shetland Council

      6. Regional Colleges

        1. 67.Ayrshire Regional College

        2. 68.University of the Highlands and Islands

      7. Regional Transport Partnerships

        1. 69.Highlands and Islands Regional Transport Partnership

        2. 70.Shetland Regional Transport Partnership

        3. 71.Strathclyde Regional Transport Partnership

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