British Marine Scotland, as a regional association, are tasked with the delivery within the region of the overall British Marine Strategy for Growth. Further, British Marine Scotland Board have set a number of strategic goals to be delivered locally within Scotland to lead the growth and development of the Scottish Marine industry and to take account of the aims of the devolved Scottish government. These targets are set in British Marine Scotland Business Plan (dated November 2013) and outlined in the Executive Summary of the Business Plan.The Business Plan was reviewed in Autumn 2015.
A large part of British Marine Scotland’s activity is lobbying and representation to promote the interests of the marine industry in Scotland. British Marine Scotland Board members attend the Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism Cross Party Group and led on the development of a Marine Tourism Strategy through the Marine Tourism Development Group. This group was formed at the end of 2013 and was tasked with development of a Marine Tourism Strategy. The strategy was launched in Spring 2015 and an Action Plan Update was released in November 2015. The Scottish Tourism Alliance now chairs the Marine Tourism Development Group.