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Crown Estate Scotland has today announced the outcome of its review of the option structure for ScotWind Leasing, the leasing round for offshore wind farms in Scottish waters.
Crown Estate Scotland and Orkney Islands Council have signed an agreement which will bring more direct local input on how seabed around Orkney is used.
A fund designed to support sustainable development and local regeneration around Scotland has today announced the first batch of successful projects to receive funding.
A new agreement between Crown Estate Scotland and a local community group signals a future vision for Portgordon Harbour.
Today, we’ve published our first Climate Change Action Plan, which sets out the steps we'll take during 2021-2023 to reduce our impact on the environment.
Following this week’s announcement of the result of The Crown Estate’s offshore wind leasing auction for sites in waters around England and Wales, we are reviewing the option structure for the ScotWind Leasing process.
Find out why using seawater to make Whisky might be a big idea for Islay's distilleries.
From today, we have opened the application window for registered developers to submit their applications. The closing date for submitting applications is 31 March 2021.
Following a retendering process, Crown Estate Scotland has awarded new Managing Agent contracts due to commence from 1 April 2021
Local couple, Stuart and Chloe Graham have been chosen to take over the 366-acre Uppercleuch Farm, on the Applegirth Estate in Dumfries & Galloway.
The agreement will see Forth DSFB take on extra responsibility over salmon fishing rights across a large area of eastern Scotland.
Crown Estate Scotland has today published its annual report and accounts for 2019-20, showing that the organisation delivered an above target £12m to be returned to the public purse.
Crown Estate Scotland funding announced to help reduce litter from source to sea through the Upstream Battle campaign.
Following last week’s publication of the Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy by Marine Scotland, Crown Estate Scotland has today confirmed the final process and timelines for ScotWind Leasing.
The plan, which has been published by Marine Scotland, sets out the most suitable sustainable locations for the future development of commercial offshore wind energy.
Crown Estate Scotland is today announcing £0.5m for the sustainable development of offshore wind in Scotland, helping work towards meeting net zero targets.
A report launched today by Crown Estate Scotland shows how Scotland’s ports and harbours can tap into the huge potential created by the development of offshore wind in the years to come.
An update on the ScotWind Leasing process.
A new fund designed to support local regeneration and sustainable development around Scotland’s coast has today been launched by Crown Estate Scotland.
Crown Estate Scotland has today announced the purchase of the 123-acre 'Zero Four' commercial development site near Montrose, Angus.
Crown Estate Scotland has today announced the launch of the first round of offshore wind leasing in Scottish waters for a decade.
A report commissioned by Crown Estate Scotland has highlighted a range of wider value benefits which Local Energy Systems can offer to the communities they serve.
Research into children and young people’s ambitions for land, coastline and seabed management shows the environment, climate change and local communities as key themes.
Crown Estate Scotland has issued an update on the ScotWind Leasing process.
New corporate plan lays out three-year vision.
An update on our plans for the leasing round in light of COVID-19.
An update on Crown Estate Scotland's business continuity plan
A recent survey of our coastal tenants has helped Crown Estate Scotland to measure and monitor their satisfaction in how we support them and their businesses.
Crown Estate Scotland has teamed up with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) to host innovative forestry management and operations courses for students.
The findings of a study to apply the world leading Natural Capital Protocol to the dairy sector have been published.
Crown Estate Scotland has issued an updated statement on the supply chain measures which will be present in the ScotWind Leasing process.
Crown Estate Scotland has made a statement following 16 January's Offshore Wind supply-chain summit.
Crown Estate Scotland has published its scheduled November update on the ScotWind Leasing process.
New research is to explore what children and young people across Scotland think land, coastline and the seabed should be used for.
The results of a pilot project aimed at supporting commercial-scale shellfish farming in Scotland have been published today.
2018/19 Annual report shows ahead-of-target contribution to the public purse, alongside significant progress on major projects
A large-scale project on the Estate aims to clear a wide area of non-native conifer trees, to be replanted with native trees .
ScotWind Leasing - September 2019 update
The 12 week consultation on Crown Estate Scotland's 2020-23 Corporate plan has now begun.
A local couple have been chosen to take over a 242-acre farm on the Applegirth Estate in Dumfries & Galloway.
An agreement to maintain access for local anglers to one of Scotland’s most important salmon fishing locations is nearing completion.
A comprehensive ‘root and branch’ review of how Scotland’s seabed is leased for aquaculture will aim to promote sustainable development and wider value, Crown Estate Scotland announced today.
A new pipeline of commercial-scale offshore wind farms came a step closer today as Crown Estate Scotland released details of leasing so that developers can start preparing project proposals.
The seminar, staged in partnership with the Moredun Research Institute, will focus on getting the maximum from grass in upland lamb production
Crown Estate Scotland farm tenants are to be offered the opportunity to receive extra support with their future business planning
Local organisations seeking to manage land and seabed have now stepped into the final stages of our Local Management Pilots Scheme.
Many Crown Estate Scotland fishermen and angling association tenants will receive significant rebates on their salmon fishing rents from 2019 to 2021.
New pontoons for public use have been installed in the village of Dunvegan, on the Isle of Skye, by the Dunvegan Mooring Association with support from Crown Estate Scotland.
Scotland’s new leasing round for offshore wind projects is likely to fully launch in October 2019
Three local authorities, a community trust, a charitable trust and a Fishery Board have submitted business plan applications to our Local Management Pilots Scheme.
A new study commissioned by Crown Estate Scotland provides a potential way forward for a more localised approach to offshore renewable energy deployment
New research highlights the potential of Carbon Capture and Storage to help sustain jobs and build supply chain.
A comprehensive consultation on how Crown Estate Scotland rural land and property is managed has been launched
Crown Estate Scotland has published an update on timescales for ScotWind leasing
Crown Estate Scotland generated £9m for the Scottish public purse in its first year of operation, over £3m above target
The high quality of the night skies above Glenlivet have become Scotland’s second recognised International Dark Sky Park
Crown Estate Scotland has published an update on proposals for new offshore wind leasing in Scotland’s waters
This is the first lease option issued by Crown Estate Scotland for this technology since being established in April 2017
The Scottish Parliament has passed the Scottish Crown Estate Bill
Crown Estate Scotland is seeking feedback from a wide cross section of its tenants.
The Crown Estate Scotland-commissioned study sets out the potential benefits to the UK economy of floating wind development
Eleven out of 13 applications to a new scheme - designed to encourage local management of Crown land, seabed and coastline - will be moving forward in partnership with Crown Estate Scotland.
Colin Palmer has been appointed to lead the development of offshore renewable energy and aquaculture for the public body that manages leasing of Scotland’s seabed
A commercially viable development plan pilot for mussel farming has taken a step forward.
Call for contributions to help shape new approach to managing Crown Estate Scotland assets
Crown Estate Scotland manages seabed in a way that protects the environment in accordance with Scotland’s National Marine Plan.
Construction of Aberdeen Harbour Board’s £350 million development of additional facilities in Nigg Bay is now well progressed.
Around 35 developers, local authorities and industry groups fed back on the proposals.
We are pleased to announce we have received 13 applications at Stage 1 in the Local Pilots Scheme application process.
A second survey has been conducted in the Holy Loch by Crown Estate Scotland to identify and remove abandoned moorings.
There is now only one month left to feedback on proposals for how seabed for new offshore wind farms may be made available.
A trial project has found Natural Capital assessments – which help to define the value of natural assets – are especially useful for individual farmers and landowners
Crown Estate Scotland is investing £4.5 million over two years in a range of activity on its four rural estates
Crown Estate Scotland has announced that a first-time tenant will take over the management of a farm on its Glenlivet Estate.
The Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trail Centre opens its new skills area, which promises to be an exciting addition to the Estate’s existing trails.
Crown Estate Scotland has opened up coastline, seabed and rural estates for local management under a new scheme.
The Board of Crown Estate Scotland along with new Chief Executive Simon Hodge have travelled to the Western Isles to meet with local community representatives.
Crown Estate Scotland has unveiled proposals to lease seabed to encourage a new generation of offshore wind projects in Scotland’s waters.
A report published by ORE Catapult indicates a bright and competitive future for the tidal industry in the UK
The Crown Estate Scotland commissioned study has released findings on seabird behavior and collision risk around offshore wind farms
The findings of Crown Estate Scotland’s first ever tenant survey are now available online
Roseanna Cunningham MSP has visited a forestry site and met with farming tenants on the Applegirth Estate
Thousands of school children from across the River Clyde catchment are part of a project to raise and release brown trout into the river system.
Simon Hodge has been announced as the new Chief Executive of Crown Estate Scotland and will take up the post next month (April).
The Glenlivet Mountain Bike Centre is reopening on 30 March 2018, following closure over winter for essential tree felling works by managers Crown Estate Scotland.
We are seeking feedback on a proposed new scheme to allow local authorities, development trusts and other bodies to manage land and property
A Skye community trust we have been working with has been awarded funds to progress plans to purchase Crown foreshore, bringing adjacent land and foreshore into community ownership.
Scottish Government has laid a Bill in Parliament setting out proposed long-term management arrangements for Crown Estate assets in Scotland.
The potential economic benefits of more floating wind projects in Scotland is to be examined by a Crown Estate Scotland-led study.
Chief Executive, Ronnie Quinn, comments on Scottish Government's Energy Strategy.
Crown Estate Scotland’s first open market letting will be Byres Farm on the Fochabers Estate in Moray.
A natural capital project has started at Crown Estate Scotland farms
Crown Estate Scotland has committed to launch a new scheme that will enable local authorities, development trusts and other bodies to apply to manage assets in their local area.
Crown Estate Scotland is to start discussions with industry, government and interested organisations to prepare for potential new offshore wind leasing.
The Association of Scottish Shellfish Growers and Crown Estate Scotland have funded a study into the economic challenges and potential of taking a ‘loch-wide’ approach for shellfish growers.
The plan outlines how we will help create prosperity for tenants, communities and for Scotland
A new volunteer group has started work at Glenlivet.
Crown Estate Scotland is seeking input from its tenants on its future shape and development.
The mountain biking trails on the Glenlivet Estate will close over winter to allow felling of infected trees.
The offshore wind auction results issued last week show a sharp fall in the cost of offshore wind electricity
The Board of Crown Estate Scotland has travelled to Shetland to meet with representatives from Scotland’s three island local authorities.
Crown Estate Scotland now has spatial data relating to the organisation’s offshore assets freely available on their website for the first time.
Mike Libera, the outgoing Forest Manager with Crown Estate Scotland, has spent 35 years working in the forests on the Applegirth Estate and in many other Crown Estate woodlands across the UK.
Crown Estate Scotland’s Board visited Argyll & Bute recently as part of a wider dialogue with tenants and partners across Scotland.
NFUS and Crown Estate Scotland are working to encourage uptake of the waygo amnesty.
Crown Estate Scotland is delighted that Harris Development Limited has secured £1.35m to create the Harris Marina Hub.
The Crown Estate has published its results for the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, which includes gross revenue for its historic Scottish operations.
One of Crown Estate Scotland’s most valued community partners has been granted statutory powers to manage Tobermory Harbour.
The Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform has appointed Members of the Board of Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management).
Crown Estate-funded SAMPHIRE involved communities up and down Scotland's west coast
The Commissioner responsible for Scotland reflects back on the achievements of our predecessor organisation, The Crown Estate.
A dozen volunteers have been raking, sawing and digging to get the bike trails into shape for the peak mountain biking season.
The Chair of the newly devolved Crown Estate Scotland this week toured its flagship Glenlivet Estate in her first engagement since the organisation started operating on 1 April.
Commercial interests and the natural world are often viewed in isolation. The former can exploit the other, with environmental concerns all too frequently seen as an inconvenient obstacle to business success.
Commercial interests and the natural world are often viewed in isolation - Andy Wells, Head of Property, talks about Natural Capital.
More than 40 primary schools situated across the River Clyde catchment are taking part in a project to hatch and release brown trout into the river.
The Moredun Institute organised a workshop for farmers at Glenlivet Estate to demonstrate the links between better disease control and improved economic return.
An educational initiative for schools across the west of Scotland has welcomed its 25,000th pupil to date as the project is launched this month.
A welcome addition to Tomintoul’s tourism offer has received a ‘green light’, with work set to start on the construction of new holiday accommodation on the Glenlivet Estate.
The launch of the world’s first large-scale tidal energy farm in September was hailed as significant.
The Crown Estate’s Scotland Portfolio has appointed Andy Wells, who is currently Head of Countryside, to the position of Head of Property.
This week in Brussels (8-9 November) experts will gather for the Ocean Energy Europe Conference.