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National Park Submission Deadline

The submission deadline (29th February 2024) for groups who want to nominate an area for National Park status is just weeks away. APRS and SCNP are hoping to see a wide range of Scotland’s most special landscapes included in bids – highlighting the support there is around the country for looking after our special places and their potential to do more for nature, culture and the climate whilst benefiting communities and visitors.

For anyone wanting to know more about the process the Scottish Government have published detailed guidance and a nominations form. A Technical Workshop for those interested was held last December and recordings of sessions from it can be viewed on the NatureScot website by anyone wanting to know a bit more about the work of Scotland’s two existing National Parks – as well as the current process leading up to designating new Parks. There is also a 5 minute long introductory video produced by Lateral North with people that work for and with the two NPs. NatureScot also have a list of FAQs on National Parks.


APRS has been campaigning for National Parks in Scotland for over 60 years. Our current campaign for the Scottish Government to designate more National Parks has been running for over a decade. 

This is a joint project with the Scottish Campaign for National Parks (SCNP).

Our campaign is backed by the John Muir Trust, the Marine Conservation Society, Mountaineering Scotland, the National Trust for Scotland, RSPB Scotland, Ramblers Scotland, the Scottish Wild Land Group, the Scottish Wildlife Trust and the Woodland Trust Scotland.

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