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A Scottish Government consultation has been launched and Scottish Ministers want to hear views from communities on the future management of the assets of the Scottish Crown Estate.


The Scottish Crown Estate is currently valued at £385.8 million and includes the following assets:


  • 37,000 hectares of rural land with agricultural tenancies, residential and commercial properties and forestry on four rural estates (Glenlivet, Fochabers, Applegirth and Whitehill);
  • Rights to fish wild salmon and sea trout in river and coastal areas;
  • Rights to naturally occurring gold and silver across most of Scotland ;
  • Extensive coastal rights including just under half the foreshore, 5,800 moorings and some ports and harbours;
  • Leasing of virtually all seabed out to 12 nautical miles, covering some 750 fish farming sites and agreements with cables & pipeline operators, and equivalent rights to the seabed out to 200 nautical miles;
  • The rights to leasing for offshore renewable energy and gas and carbon dioxide storage out to 200 nautical miles;
  • Retail and office units at 39-41 George Street Edinburgh.


The Strategic Management Plan outlines Scottish Ministers’ vision for the Scottish Crown Estate and sets out a framework for the future management of the assets.


The consultation is open now and will run for 12 weeks until 22 November 2019.


Take part: Strategic Management Plan Consultation


Take part: Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management) 2020-2023 Corporate Plan Consultation


Following consideration of consultation responses, the final version of the Plan is expected to be published in early 2020.


If you require any additional information to assist you to submit your response, please contact:

Scottish Government Consultation on Plan for Scottish Crown Estate

News story posted: 27/09/19

Ayshire volunteers

Forestry volunteering day at Glenlivet. Image: Scottish Crown Estate Media Centre