Here you will find business opportunities and public notices regarding rural estates or developments on the foreshore and seabed. If you are interested in waters outside Scotland then see The Crown Estate's website here.
Lower Auchenreath House, Fochabers
An opportunity has arisen to purchase a tradional 3/4 bedroom detached farmhouse set in a large garden of 0.37 acres on the Fochabers Estate, Moray.
An opportunity has arisen to purchase Chipknowe Steading in Lockerbie. Chipknowe is a rural smallholding, extending to approximately 5.88 acres (2.38 hectares) and comprising a range of attractive traditional sandstone and modern agricultural buildings. Please download the brochure below for more information.
A recently-refurbished second floor suite of office accommodation located in the heart of Edinburgh's city centre, is now available to lease. Please direct enquiries to Stewart McMillan at Cushman & Wakefield in the first instance (email@example.com / 0131 222 4547).
We take a collaborative approach to the ocean energy sector.
In Scotland we have world class test and demonstration facilities which enable technology developers to install single or multiple machines in a variety of site conditions. To complement these, we offer the opportunity to access seabed for wave and tidal current projects of up to 30 MW. Applications can be made at any time until further notice.
Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management) intends to enter into negotiations with Seagreen Alpha Offshore Wind Limited and Seagreen Bravo Offshore Bravo Wind Limited (“Seagreen”) in relation to the extension of an option over the site for the offshore wind farm projects situated off the Angus coast.
The proposed extension will extend the date under Alpha and Bravo’s existing Agreement for Leases, by which Seagreen may call for a lease of the sites, until 07 March 2021.
If you would like to make any observations in relation to this proposed option extension, please write by 1 May 2019 to:
Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management) intends to enter into negotiations with Moray Offshore Windfarm (West) Limited in relation to the proposed amendment of the area currently included within the Moray West Project Agreement for Lease.
In response to consenting issues, Moray West has requested an option to amend the site boundary which will reduce the western extent of the project boundary and extend the area to the south as an alternative. The related consenting submissions are provided on the Marine Scotland website here.
If you would like to make any observations in relation to this proposed option extension, please write by 19 March 2019 to:
Environmental Report for the Crown Estate Scotland Draft Investment Strategy
Please see here for a copy of the Environmental Report for Crown Estate Scotland’s Investment Strategy, and here for the Draft Investment Strategy.
The purpose of the SEA is to assist Crown Estate Scotland in preparing the Investment Strategy by identifying key sustainability/environmental issues, predicting what would be the likely effects of the Investment Strategy on these issues, and putting forward recommendations to improve the Investment Strategy. The aim is to ensure that the Investment Strategy has as many positive effects as possible and that any negative effects are avoided or mitigated as far as reasonably possible. We include the following consultation questions for your consideration:
Do you agree with the assessment findings of the investment requirements and opportunities in the rural/coastal/marine/urban asset classes? (Please be as specific as possible)
Do you agree with the assessment of reasonable alternatives? (Please provide details)
Do you agree with the assessment of total, cumulative, synergistic and secondary effects of the Investment Strategy? (Please provide details)
Can you identify any additional mitigation measures that would avoid/reduce/offset identified adverse effects? (Please be as specific as possible)
Do you agree with the monitoring framework proposed for monitoring significant effects? (Please provide details)
We would be grateful if you could return any comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to 6 Bells Brae, Edinburgh, EH4 3BJ by 22nd February 2019.
‘Acorn’ CO2 Storage area, including Atlantic & Cromarty and Goldeneye depleted gas field areas
Crown Estate Scotland has received a request from Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited to enter into a Lease Option Agreement (Option) for the storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) beneath an area of seabed in a deep subsurface saline aquifer including the Atlantic & Cromarty and Goldeneye depleted gas field areas. The request is to enable Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited to take forward the storage element of their proposed ‘Acorn’ Hydrogen and Carbon Capture and Storage Project. The Option, for a period of four years, is intended to provide some security over the site whilst the development and regulatory licensing process is being undertaken.
Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited will be required to make an application to the Secretary of State through the Oil & Gas Authority for a CO2 storage licence and Crown Estate Scotland intends to finalise the Option documentation within the regulatory timescale.
Crown Estate Scotland intends to grant an Option to Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited three calendar months after the date of this notice. If you would like to make any observations in relation to this proposed grant, please contact Tom Mallows, email@example.com.
Crown Estate Scotland is a member of the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership (CMPP). Scottish Ministers have given the task of developing a Regional Marine Plan for the Clyde to the CMPP and its Public Authority members.
To find out more about the CMPP and the development of the Clyde Regional Marine Plan please visit the CMPP website. A Statement of Public Participation sets out a timetable for plan development and provides details of opportunities for engagement and participation with the development of the Regional Marine Plan. It also describes the stages of plan development and what these stages will involve, for example when consultations will happen. The SPP is available to read here.
To keep up to date with the CMPP and the development of the Clyde Regional Marine Plan, you can sign up to its newsletter here.