ELEVEN OUT of 13 applications to a new scheme, designed to encourage local management of Crown land, seabed and coastline, will be moving forward in partnership with Crown Estate Scotland.

Crown Estate Scotland’s Local Pilots Scheme enables community bodies and local authorities to test new and innovative approaches to sustainable management of the assets.

Organisations with whom Crown Estate Scotland will progress discussions are:

Findhorn Village Conservation Company

Forth District Salmon Fisheries Board

Lochgoil Moorings Association and Lochgoil Jetties Trust

Mallaig Harbour Authority

Portgordon Community Harbour Association

St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve.