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Planning: the Wider Picture

Given the dynamic nature of the marine environment, it is important that marine planning is undertaken in an international context, recognising that activity carried out elsewhere can have a significant effect on Scottish waters and vice versa.

The Scottish Government works closely with a range of interests within the UK and Europe to ensure that the development of a marine planning system for Scottish waters aligns appropriately with other frameworks being created. It also helps to ensure a consistent approach, where necessary, whilst also ensuring Scottish interests are properly represented.

Key activites have been: