Policy lead welcomes new Islands (Scotland) Act

All Argyll and Bute Council's local offices, libraries and community centres will close for the festive season on December 24, and will not reopen until Tuesday, January 5.
All Argyll and Bute Council's local offices, libraries and community centres will close for the festive season on December 24, and will not reopen until Tuesday, January 5.

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Islands has spoken about what the recent granting of Royal Assent to the Islands (Scotland) Bill, means for island communities.

Councillor Robin Currie, said: “The passing of the Bill paves the way for more powers to be devolved to our island communities.

“This is a hugely significant moment for all of Argyll and Bute’s island communities and will bring about new, stronger partnership arrangements between our islands and the local authority, as well as with the Scottish Government.

“The new Islands (Scotland) Act sets into law, duties and responsibilities for all and will provide opportunities for island focussed work to be taken forward. This is a historic occasion.”

The Bill for this Act of the Scottish Parliament was passed by the Parliament on 30th May 2018 and received Royal Assent on 6th July 2018