Policy lead welcomes new Islands (Scotland) Act

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Islands has spoken about what the recent granting of Royal Assent to the Islands (Scotland) Bill, means for our island communities.


Councillor, Robin Currie, who is also Chair of the Argyll Islands Strategic Group, said: “The passing of the Bill paves the way for more powers to be devolved to our island communities.


“This is a hugely significant moment for all of Argyll and Bute’s island communities and will bring about new, stronger partnership arrangements between our islands and the local authority, as well as with the Scottish Government.


“The new Islands (Scotland) Act sets into law, duties and responsibilities for all and will provide opportunities for island focussed work to be taken forward. This is a historic occasion.”

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