Islanders on Cumbrae asked to contribute to National Islands Plan

Scottish Government officials will visit Millport on the 23 May to ask for input on the National Islands Plan.

They want to hear about the challenges islanders face and how these issues could be addressed as part of the development of the National Islands Plan.

The event takes place on Thursday 23 May at the Age Concern Hall, Millport, 7.15pm doors open and refreshments served. Event start 7.30pm – finish 9.30pm.

A spokesman said: "This is a unique and exciting opportunity to shape future policy and strategy and all islanders are asked to get involved.

"There is also an online consultation at (search for the National Islands Plan) or email if you’d prefer a hard copy of the consultation document.

"The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 was granted Royal Assent in July 2018 and introduces a number of measures to underpin the Scottish Government’s key objective of ensuring there is a sustained focus across Government and public sector to meet the needs of island communities now and in the future.

There will be over 50 such events across 40 of Scotland’s islands between now and the middle of July.