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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10429: David Stewart (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 21 July 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to redistribute Crown Estate staff posts across Scotland.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 3 August 2017

This is the first year of operation for Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management), following devolution on 1 April 2017. One of its primary goals is to prepare the organisation to respond to Scottish Ministers’ long term objectives for the management of Crown Estate assets in Scotland. The centre of operations is Edinburgh with staff also based in Moray at Glenlivet and Fochabers, and there are no current plans for change.

A new framework is being developed for the long term management of Crown Estate assets in Scotland, with discussions ongoing about potential pilot schemes, and any staffing issues will need to be considered carefully.