A Consultation on proposals to establish the interim body to manage The Crown Estate assets in Scotland post-devolution

Closed 26 Aug 2016

Opened 30 Jun 2016

Feedback updated 25 Oct 2016

We asked

Your views on proposals to establish the interim body to manage the Crown Estate assets in Scotland post-devolution.

You said

We received 40 responses from individuals and organisations. A range of constructive comments and informative feedback was submitted by consultation respondents.

We did

A consultation report has been published on the Scottish Government website.

Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


The Scottish Government is supportive of the Smith Commission's recommendations to devolve powers in relation to the management and revenues of Crown Estate assets in Scotland, which are in line with policy objectives to ensure that communities enjoy greater benefits from The Crown Estate. 

Scottish Ministers propose to set up a new interim public body using powers provided in the Scotland Act 2016 to lay a statutory instrument at the Scottish Parliament which would be completed through an Order in Council. 

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Why your views matter

The establishment of interim arrangements will enable the transfer to take place and for the Scottish Parliament to be given legislative competence to legislate on the management of The Crown Estate.  This consultation seeks views on the interim management arrangements.

We welcome comments on our proposals on how the interim body should be managed, in particular on the proposed status and functions of the interim body.



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