Dec 15, 2014

Draft National Marine Plan laid before Scottish Parliament

The draft National Marine Plan was laid before the Scottish Parliament on 11 December 2014.  

To view or download the National Marine Plan (NMP) please visit:  GIS data for the NMP can be found on NMPi


A new webpage will be hosted on the Scottish Government website  to make the wide variety of material available related to marine planning easier to access, and more user friendly.   This will be known as “NMP Online” and will bring together and provide links to key documents for the National Marine Plan and other supporting  documents (e.g.  research projects, reports, guidance, publications).  Please visit NMP Online to find out more -


The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee (RACCE) will be scrutinising the draft plan and it will refer to the written responses received by the Scottish Government during its recent consultation.  The Committee intends to ask the stakeholders it invites to give oral evidence to either forward on a copy of their original submission to the Scottish Government and /or to provide additional evidence following the publication of the draft plan.  The Committee is also happy to accept written submissions from any stakeholders who wish to provide additional evidence on the same basis. 


The deadline for any additional written evidence for RACCE Committee’s consideration is 12 noon, Monday 5 January 2015 and it should be sent to The RACCE Committee contact is Alison Wilson, Assistant Clerk, 0131 348 5242,  You can also follow the work of the RACCE Committee on twitter at SP_RuralClimate and on its webpage


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