Even though everyone is familiar with the concept of land ownership, many people are surprised to learn that the seabed and foreshore around the UK are also owned and require permission before anyone can use it.
Crown Estate Scotland is the public corporation of the Scottish Government responsible for managing property of the Scottish Crown Estate, which includes coastal and seabed holdings out to 12 nautical miles.
In keeping with national aims and practice, the Orkney Islands Marine Assets Pilot programme considers how local values might be integrated during the decision processes for new seabed agreements by:
For more answers about the Pilot Programme and marine development activities in the Orkney Marine Region, please have a look at our FAQ’s or contact us by email.
Crown Estate Scotland may use their discretion whether to include Orkney Islands Council Pilot Officer in initial discussions with you.
Crown Estate Scotland exclusively retains all rights and final decisions on seabed agreement decisions and specific tenancy agreement negotiations.