Cross Party Group on Islands

The Cross Party Group on Islands in the Scottish Parliament provides a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to Scotland’s islands and the residents of island communities, and it aims to improve links between the Scottish Parliament and island communities. You can find a list of members and an archive of minutes here.

The last meeting of the CPG, held on Wednesday, 28th February 2024 focused on the National Islands Plan (NIP) which is currently under review by the Scottish Government. The scene was set by Adele Lidderdale. The topic proved so popular CPG registrations reached 100 people and the discussion time had to be extended by 30 minutes!

With this in mind we are pleased to let you know that the theme of the National Islands Plan will continue for this forthcoming CPG meeting on 22 May. The scene will be set by members of the Young Islanders Network (YIN) who sit on the NIP Delivery Group, followed by Francesco Bertoldi, Islands Team Leader in the Scottish Government.

Everyone with an interest in Scotland's islands is welcome to register.

Secretariat for the CPG is provided by Scottish Rural Action and the Scottish Islands Federation.