Each year the Scottish Government publishes its Programme for Government, a plan for what it intends to do in the coming 12 months.
The plan for 2020-2021 will be published on the 1st September and it is anticipated that this programme will set out some more of the Government’s thinking on how to bounce back from the covid-19 crisis – especially since the Government’s plan for a post-covid Green Recovery was light on detail and poorly received (we set out some of our own ideas here).
Sadly, these publications have become a disappointment, with nearly all the commitments made on marine issues being ignored, delayed or forgotten about in the coming year. So, before we look at what Government say they will do for our seas in the coming year, here’s a look back what the Government has promised for our seas in previous years, and what they have actually done (or not). [Read more…]