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  • New Marine Tourism Strategy in Scotland supported

    Local focus 23 November 2015

    The Crown Estate believes that community-driven development will be key to the success of Scotland’s marine tourism action plan. The plan, being launched today by the Marine Tourism Development Group, has the aim of boosting the economic value of marine tourism in Scotland from £360 million to £450 million a year by 2020.

    As one of the partners in the plan’s development we believe that the commitment and capability of coastal communities will be central to the plan’s success. This is based on our experience of developing ‘Local Management Agreements’ around Scotland’s coast.

  • Crown Estate funds new flood defences for Sunk Island

    News 12 December 2014

    The Crown Estate has completed the construction of a £325,000 flood defence wall at Hawkins Point, Sunk Island to protect the areas high grade agricultural land from flooding.

  • Local management boosts tourism for west coast communities

    News 21 November 2014

    Tarbert on the Isle of Harris is the latest community to work with The Crown Estate to develop marine tourism facilities through a local management agreement (LMA).

  • Portgordon Harbour Works Underway

    Local focus 14 November 2014

    Reinstatement works to the East Pier of Portgordon Harbour in Moray are underway. The completion date is likely to be early February 2015, allowing for the workers’ festive break and dependent on weather conditions. We will continue to keep the community informed of any further developments regarding the future of the harbour.

  • Autumn Beach Clean Series 2014 launched

    News 17 October 2014

    Co-funded by The Crown Estate, led by Surfers Against Sewage and working in partnership with World Animal Protection (WAP), the fourth-consecutive Autumn Beach Clean runs this weekend from 17-19 October 2014.

  • Launch of consultation for Scotland's Marine Tourism Strategy

    News 13 October 2014

    The Crown Estate is working with RYA Scotland, British Marine Federation, Scottish Canals and other industry partners to support the development of a Marine Tourism Strategy for Scotland.

  • Historic WW2 defences uncovered on Suffolk coast

    News 29 September 2014

    Touching the Tide, a £900,000 project funded by the Heritage Lottery and The Crown Estate, through our Marine Stewardship Programme, is working with the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service to explore the remains of World War Two defences on Suffolk’s beaches.

  • Tobermory community consulted on marine port plans

    News 11 September 2014

    Around 50 local residents interested in Mull’s marine leisure and tourism facilities attended an information event hosted by Tobermory Harbour Association and The Crown Estate last week.

  • Tobermory community progress pilot harbour plans

    News 05 September 2014

    Local residents are invited to find out more about work to improve and expand Mull’s marine tourism facilities following an agreement between the Harbour Association and The Crown Estate.

  • Lochmaddy marine leisure facilities opened by HRH The Princess Royal

    Local focus 02 September 2014

    HRH The Princess Royal visited marine facilities at Lochmaddy, North Uist, today following completion of a £414,000 refurbishment funded by The Crown Estate.

    The project, managed by Comann na Mara, included construction of pontoons with 26 berths and floating walkways, installation of lighting and electricity, and creation of a car and bus park.

    Lochmaddy was our first Local Management Agreement project: Highland & Islands communities first to secure new agreements

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