Open Consultations

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  • Herring in the Firth of Clyde: setting the total allowable catch for 2024

    This consultation relates to the 2024 Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for herring in the Firth of Clyde. The Marine Directorate of the Scottish Government is carrying out this consultation on behalf of the UK Fisheries Administrations to seek views on the level of the 2024 TAC. Read the consultation paper . The consultation paper contains full background information for this consultation. You may find it useful to read or refer to while responding. As you complete your response,... More
    Opened 17 June 2024
  • Review of the Regional Strategic Bodies within the Glasgow and Lanarkshire college regions

    The original intentions of college regionalisation were to reduce duplication of provision, streamline quality learner pathways and ensure closer alignment to regional economies. This was to be fulfilled through establishing and placing duties on a small number of single college regions, each governed through a board of management led by a Ministerially appointed Chair. In 2014, college regionalisation led to significant reform across the college landscape with the formation of 13... More
    Opened 17 June 2024
  • Crofting consultation 2024

    The Scottish Government is determined to ensure that crofting legislation enables and supports the sustainability of crofting, of crofters and crofting communities, and allows crofting to modernise, innovate, diversify and adapt to help meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. This consultation seeks views on a range of proposals for crofting reform which will help to create opportunities for new entrants, encourage the active management and use of crofts and common grazings,... More
    Opened 6 June 2024
  • Birthplace Decisions Leaflet

    This survey seeks your views on the Scottish Government’s proposed Birthplace Decisions leaflet which provides information to help women decide where to give birth. In 2017, the Scottish Government published ‘The Best Start: A Five-Year Forward Plan for Maternity and Neonatal Care in Scotland’. This is our plan for improving maternity and neonatal services in Scotland, focussing on the individual needs of all of Scotland’s families. It sets out a number of recommendations... More
    Opened 3 June 2024
  • Flood Resilience Strategy: consultation

    As part of Scotland’s National Adaptation Plan and our wider Just Transition commitments, the Scottish Government is developing a Flood Resilience Strategy which will focus on what we need to do to make our communities more flood resilient over the coming decades. Scotland’s climate has changed significantly and will continue to change for decades to come. Our biggest climate challenge is adapting to our increased exposure to flooding and responding to the impacts... More
    Opened 20 May 2024
  • EURO 2028: Commercial Rights Protection

    The Union of European Football Associations' (UEFA) European Championship, also referred to as ‘EURO’, is a four yearly tournament. It is held between UEFA’s national member football associations . It is one of the most prestigious international men’s football tournaments. Scotland will co-host EURO 2028 as part of a joint UK and Ireland Championship. The event is expected to take place in Summer 2028 and last around four weeks. We are working closely with UK Government,... More
    Opened 2 May 2024
  • Consultation on next steps on delivery of Employment Injury Assistance

    Since April 2020, the Scottish Government has been responsible for the Industrial Injuries Scheme in Scotland. This Scheme, which provides financial support to those who have become disabled or have developed a long-term health condition as a result of their employment, is currently delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) under an agency agreement. That agreement, which currently runs to the end of March 2026, ensures people continue to receive the payments they are entitled... More
    Opened 30 April 2024
  • Review of charity regulation

    We have launched this consultation because in the past people told us that they think there should be a review of charity regulation. We want to understand if people still feel that way and if so, what you think should be the purpose and parameters for a review. In 2019 we ran a consultation about proposals the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) had made on improvements to the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 . In response to that consultation some people told us... More
    Opened 29 April 2024
  • Call for evidence: phasing out the use of cages in the gamebird and quail sectors

    The Scottish Government is committed to improving animal welfare and announced a Programme for Government Commitment for 2023/2024 to consult on the phasing out of cages for gamebirds. Before consulting more widely on specific proposals, the Scottish Government seeks to expand its understanding of the gamebird industry and has taken the opportunity to include quail egg and meat production in Scotland, especially the extent to which cages are used for housing egg-laying... More
    Opened 22 April 2024
  • A consultation on time limits for enforcement action for unauthorised Environmental Impact Assessment development

    The Scottish Government is inviting comments on proposals to disapply Section 124 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (‘the 1997 Act’) concerning the time limits for taking enforcement action on unauthorised development which requires an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). This consultation follows a case of unauthorised development in Northern Ireland for which an EIA was required, but not undertaken. The need for EIA was only identified after the... More
    Opened 19 April 2024
  • Developing a natural capital market framework: survey

    Natural capital is our geology, soil, air, water, plants and animals. We depend on our natural capital for goods and services that make our lives possible and worthwhile. Public and private investment will be needed to restore and improve our natural capital. We are committed to ensuring that this investment is responsible; that it contributes to a just transition, benefits communities and achieves robust environmental outcomes. Our forthcoming Natural Capital... More
    Opened 16 April 2024
  • Consultation on cattle identification and traceability in Scotland

    The Scottish Government is seeking views on changes to cattle identification and traceability regime within Scotland. Introduction of Bovine electronic identification (EID) has been a longstanding industry request. It is seen by many in the farming sector as an opportunity to modernise and improve on efficiencies whilst supporting competitiveness within the supply chain. Use of technology can also provide additional health and safety benefits in being able to read cattle at a... More
    Opened 4 April 2024
  • Consultation on a proposal to phase out the use of cages in Scotland’s laying hen sector

    The Scottish Government is committed to improving the welfare of laying hens by addressing the issue of confinement, so that birds have the freedoms to exhibit their normal behaviours. The 2021 and 2023 Programmes for Government made several animal welfare commitments, including to consult stakeholders on phasing out the use of cages for laying hens and gamebirds. This drive to ban cages reflects a demand from society to move to more ethical production systems. The... More
    Opened 2 April 2024
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