There are precedents in the Zetland Council Act of 1974, which gave the local authority full control over all developments around the isles, and in the subsequent act for Orkney, whereby local communities gain control of their seabed ("Crown Estates reforms row", The Herald, July 11).
It needs the MPs in coastal areas to either put forward individual private members' bills, or collectively to put forward a bill in Westminster encompassing their seabed areas to gain control of their seabeds to at least three miles from their sea shores around Scotland.
Western Harbour Midway, Edinburgh.
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