Island Communities Impact Assessments Guidance and Toolkit

Closed 9 Nov 2020

Opened 12 Oct 2020


To inform the guidance and toolkit for completing an Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) as required under the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018.

Why your views matter

Our islands face particular challenges around distance, geography, connectivity and demography, so it is important that policy makers consider these properly. The consultation on the guidance will help ensure that islands receive fair and equitable treatment and that outcomes are tailored to their unique circumstances.

Read the consultation paper. 

What happens next

We will carry out an analysis of responses with a view to incorporating stakeholder feedback into the guidance to ensure it is robust.


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