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.
Why We Are Consulting
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.