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.
The Scottish Government has announced the nomination process for new National Parks, with a commitment to designate at least one more National Park by 2026. The new National Park(s) will be selected from areas nominated by communities over the next few months.
The Scottish Campaign for National Parks (SCNP) and Action to Protect Rural Scotland (APRS) have been campaigning for over a decade for Scotland’s existing tally of two National Parks to be added to, and today welcomed the opening of nominations for new National Parks.
Anyone can now ‘pre-register’ with the Scottish Government if they think they might consider nominating an area of Scotland as a new National Park. The Scottish Government have committed to designating at least one new National Park by 2026 and nominations process will be launched in the Autumn
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 nomination can now register early interest.
The recently published advice to Ministers on National Parks produced by NatureScot is a big step towards a new National Park for Scotland. This is our response to this advice.
The two charities which led the 11-year-long campaign for more National Parks today welcomed the commitment to “designate at least one new National Park” in the Scottish Government/Scottish Green Party Bute House Agreement.
Celebrating 20 years since the Scottish Parliament passed the National Parks (Scotland) Act, on 5 July 2000.