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Scottish Coastal Forum

Mail point 4, Area 1-A(South)
Victoria Quay

Contact: Rhona Fairgrieve
Tel: 0131 244 1540
Fax: 0131 244 7163

Type of partnership: Other
Marine Plan Area: 11. Other

The Scottish Coastal Forum was established in 1996 and provides an operational-level perspective on coastal and marine matters, feeding their views and experiences up to Marine Scotland (the Scottish Government's marine management organisation). It's 30+ members represent a range of interests from academics to recreationalists and land owners to renewables. It also represents the interests of the 7 Scottish Local Coastal Partnerships to Marine Scotland, actively working with the LCPs to interpret Marine Scotland's requirements in relation to building the foundations of successful marine planning. In 2010 and beyond, the SCF will work to assist Marine Scotland with the implementation of the Marine (Scotland) Act and the development of a new planning, licensing and management regime, initially at the national level and at the regional level in due course.

Core ServicesAdditional Services
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Provision of network opportunities
  • Facilitation role
  • Communication - dissemination of the relevant information
  • Community engagement and awareness raising
  • Informing coastal/maritime planning, policy, legislation and strategy
  • Providing a central point of contact for coastal issues
  • Promote collaborative working
  • Commisioning of delivering relevant research
  • Provision of coastal services
  • Marine planning
  • Strategy/management planning
  • Tourism/recreation
  • Other
Core PurposesDesignations
  • Integrated planning and management of the coast (ICZM)
  • Environmental management/conservation
  • Business and commercial support.
  • Recreation and tourism.
  • Influencing policy and legislation.
  • To assist agencies and authorities in carrying out their function on the coast.
  • To provide a broadly based consultative forum on the coast.
  • Other.
  • SSSI
  • SPA
  • SAC
  • European Marine Set
  • Ramsar Site

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