Public invited to suggest new National Parks

SUGGESTIONS are being sought from the general public, for the creation of new National Parks in Scotland.

The Scottish Government is already committed to the creation of at least one new National Park by the end of 2026 – agreed between the SNP and the Scottish Greens, when forming together a majority in the Scottish Parliament.

But it seems keen to consider the creation of more.

A deadline of June 3 has been set for ideas. Says a Scottish Government announcement, here: “The public consultation is looking at what people value about Scottish National Parks, and what these areas should deliver in future – in particular, how they can help to protect and restore nature, tackle climate change and promote sustainable land use. This will be followed by a longer period during which communities, local government and organisations will be encouraged and supported to develop proposals for new Parks.”

It’s been 20 years since Scotland’s two National Parks (Cairngorms and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs) were created.

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