Consultation Hub

The Scottish Government wants to make it as easy as possible for those who wish to express their opinions on a proposed area of work to do so in ways which will inform and enhance that work.

You can view older Scottish Government consultations here, and view a list of archived consultations (pre-2004) here.

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

Consultation on amending the Fetlar to Haroldswick MPA Designation Order 2016

We Asked:

The Fetlar to Haroldswick MPA was designated in 2014.  However the description of the site boundary In the designation order did not reflect what is portrayed on maps.  In other words, attempting to draw the site boundary from the description in the designation order would not have created it.

The Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 requires consultation to take place on any proposal to designate a Marine Protected Area (MPA).  In this case this was a technical exercise because the MPA already had effect.

Consultation was undertaken on the proposal using the Citizen Space platform between 22 August and 16 October 2016.  The consultation page served as notice of Scottish Ministers intention to re-designate the site.  Those pages can be found here:

https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/marine-conservation/fetlarharoldswickdo

You Said:

A total of 3 responses were received.

All agreed that the new definitions of the site boundaries appeared to be correct.

We Did:

The MPA has been re-designated by Scottish Ministers, with effect from 18 November 2016.  The new designation order can be found at the following page:

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/marine/marine-environment/mpanetwork/developing/DesignationOrders/FTHDOrder

Consultation on amending the Small Isles MPA Designation Order 2016

We Asked:

The Small Isles MPA was designated in 2014.  However the description of the site boundary In the designation order did not reflect what is portrayed on maps.  In other words, attempting to draw the site boundary from the description in the designation order would not have created it.

The Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 requires consultation to take place on any proposal to designate a Marine Protected Area (MPA).  In this case this was a technical exercise because the MPAs already had effect.

Consultation was undertaken on the proposal using the Citizen Space platform between 22 August and 16 October 2016.  The consultation page served as notice of Scottish Ministers intention to re-designate the site.  Those pages can be found here:

https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/marine-conservation/smallislesdoconsultation2016

 

You Said:

A total of 2 responses were received.

Both agreed that the new definitions of the site boundaries appeared to be correct.

We Did:

The MPA has been re-designated by Scottish Ministers, with effect from 18 November 2016.  The new designation order can be found at the following page:

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/marine/marine-environment/mpanetwork/developing/DesignationOrders/SMIDOrder

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

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.

During the consultation process, we ask for your feedback, you tell us and then we make positive changes. Public participation is key to our work. See what happens with We Asked, You Said, We Did.