A NEW partnership aims to unleash the economic potential of North Ayrshire’s stunning coastline.

North Ayrshire Council and Crown Estate Scotland are joining forces to identify opportunities for regeneration and investment in the area.

A formal Memorandum of Understanding has been signed (TBC) by the two organisations, marking the beginning of a long-term partnership to unlock the potential of North Ayrshire’s unique marine and coastal resources.

They hope to help stimulate the social, economic and environmental regeneration of coastal and other communities.

North Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Post-COVID Renewal, Alex Gallagher, said: “This landmark partnership will go hand-in-hand with those aspirations, developing plans for the good of North Ayrshire and its residents.

“North Ayrshire is famed for its stunning coastline and marine resources – and we can now begin work in partnership on plans which will allow these assets to flourish and benefit our coastal communities and economy.”

Crown Estate Scotland Chair, Amanda Bryan, said: “Today marks the start of our joint endeavour with North Ayrshire Council to deliver wide-ranging sustainable economic benefit in the region.

“Crown Estate Scotland has committed to investing in coastal development and helping business and communities to thrive throughout Scotland over the coming years.”

“Through this collaboration we will put the time and resources into helping identify opportunities that make the most of those resources, delivering real benefit to North Ayrshire’s communities and local economy.”

With the partnership agreement signed, both parties will now work together to identify and explore investment opportunities for Crown Estate Scotland and other suitable partners.


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