Crown Estate Scotland to survey seabed tenants

Loch Tummel taken from Queens View by Marie Fowler
Loch Tummel taken from Queens View by Marie Fowler

The Crown Estate Scotland has announced it will survey those energy and infrastructure tenants who have leased Scotland’s seabed.

The organisation claims it is looking to discover how it might “improve” tenant service and find out “what it does well”.

The Crown Estate covers leasing of the majority of Scotland’s seabed out to 12 nautical miles and including agreements with cable and pipeline operators.

The group grants leasing to oil and gas, renewables and telecommunications firms.

Colin Palmer, head of marine at Crown Estate Scotland, said: “Through ensuring that businesses and communities can live, work and thrive on the assets that we manage, Crown Estate Scotland plays a unique role in supporting Scotland’s economic development.

“We also work with companies from some of the most innovative industries which are helping drive the transition to a low carbon economy.

“To provide great tenant service, it’s vital that we understand the needs and views of our tenants, so I’d really encourage our tenants to complete the survey.”

The survey will ask tenants about communication, service, what challenges their business face more generally and where there may be room for improvement. The surveys are anonymous and tenants have until mid-December to complete them.

The study is being conducted by Research Resource, an independent research organisation, and a summary of key results will be made available following completion.