Crown Estate Scotland

Islay project to produce Scotch whisky by tidal power

A marine energy company has unveiled a ground-breaking project to produce Scotch whisky distilled by tidal power in the Sound of Islay.

Published 22 February 2021

ScotWind Leasing process delayed for option structure review

Crown Estate Scotland is reviewing the option structure for its ScotWind Leasing process after similar auctions in England and Wales resulted in higher than expected prices.

Published 12 February 2021

Bidwells secures management contract for Crown Estate Scotland

Perth-based property consultancy firm Bidwells has been successful in securing a further term as managing agents for Crown Estate Scotland’s coastal portfolio.

Published 15 January 2021

500 construction jobs promised with Port of Cromarty Firth offshore wind agreement

Port of Cromarty Firth has signed a Letter of Intent with offshore wind floating foundations company IDEOL which could create well in excess of five hundred new Scottish construction jobs.

Published 18 November 2020

Report highlights net zero opportunities for Scotland’s ports

New research launched by Crown Estate Scotland shows how Scotland’s ports and harbours can "tap into the huge potential" created by the development of offshore wind, as the organisation announced £0.5 million for the sustainable development of the sector.

Published 3 September 2020

Crown Estate Scotland to progress Montrose commercial development after £3.7m site purchase

An airfield site in Montrose could host a major renewable-led commercial development after it was acquired by Crown Estate Scotland.

Published 30 June 2020

Partnership to identify opportunities for regeneration and investment on North Ayrshire coast

A major new partnership between North Ayrshire Council and Crown Estate Scotland aims to unleash the economic potential of North Ayrshire’s stunning coastline has been launched. 

Published 19 June 2020

Crown Estate Scotland signals green light for multi-billion pound wind investment

Scotland's seabed is being opened up for new wind farm projects for the first time in a decade with the launch of a new round of leasing by Crown Estate Scotland.

Published 10 June 2020

Crown Estate Scotland unveils £70m investment plan

Crown Estate Scotland has published a three-year plan which includes a £70 million investment in support of coastal community regeneration, green energy and sustainable food production

Published 2 April 2020

New steps to ensure offshore wind contracts stay in Scotland

Developers will have to agree on supply-chain commitments when applying for offshore wind leases, under steps to increase the number of contracts staying in Scotland.

Published 16 January 2020

Crown Estate Scotland plans to boost next generation of offshore wind

New proposals have been unveiled to boost the next generation of offshore wind projects in Scottish waters.

Published 22 May 2018

New Bill outlines major reform of Crown Estate Scotland

A new Bill has been submitted to the Scottish Parliament outlining the long-term future of land and property management organisation Crown Estate Scotland.

Published 26 January 2018

Study to establish potential jobs and supply chain growth from floating wind farms

The potential economic benefits of developing more floating wind projects in Scotland is to be examined in a new study led by Crown Estate Scotland (CES).

Published 11 January 2018

Crown Estate Scotland considers new offshore wind leasing

Crown Estate Scotland – the body that manages leasing of the seabed – is to start discussions with industry, government and interested organisations to prepare for potential new offshore wind leasing.

Published 7 November 2017

Renewable energy projects win 15-year contracts after UK government auction

Two Scottish renewable energy projects which will power more than one million homes have been awarded 15-year contracts after a UK government auction.

Published 11 September 2017