Suggestions soon to be welcomed as to Scotland’s next National Park

SUGGESTIONS are to be soon welcomed as to which part of Scotland should become the country’s third National Park.

The invitation (formally opening late this year) is being extended by the Scottish Government, which says, in an announcement, here: “Communities across Scotland are being asked to consider whether their local area could be designated as the country’s newest National Park.

“Individuals, groups or organisations considering making a proposal can now register early interest.”

Adds the Scottish Government: “Nominations will officially open later this year, once the appraisal framework has been finalised. The government has committed to designating at least one new National Park in Scotland by spring 2026.”

The two current parks are Loch Lomond & The Trossachs and Cairngorms.

How the nominations process is conducted is the subject of a consultation exercise, here, which ends on August 4.

Provisional notes of interest (to become the next National Park) can be submitted from today, here.

It’s understood that, at the time of writing, a note has already been submitted by Galloway National Park Association.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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