How to keep (almost) everybody in the countryside happy

The Campaign for a Scottish Borders National Park has very recently published a paper under the above title which can be accessed (via The Challenge, parts one and two) on our website at This comprehensive piece of work by former journalist Marion Livingston draws on research from authoritative sources to examine how visitor management can mitigate the problems sometimes caused by a minority of visitors, with particular reference to National Parks, although not exclusively. It has been praised for bringing together a number of different and practical approaches into one readable and helpful publication.

Why the contribution is important

The Scottish Government has asked, in this consultation, "How can we better manage visitor pressures in National Parks?"

by malcolmrdickson on May 23, 2022 at 02:21PM

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  • Posted by ricc45 May 26, 2022 at 12:45

    A well thought through plan for visitor management has to be central to achieving satisfactory outcomes for all the stakeholders in a new National Park - and is important for other rural areas.
  • Posted by alanbaileyspitaltowertourismltd May 30, 2022 at 17:35

    This paper draws on research into how visitors are manged in National Parks all over the world and offers practical solutions to problems that Scotland's 2 existing NPs have experienced, along with many other NPs. People who worry about potetial negative visitor impacts will see that there are many ways to avboid them
  • Posted by Gorr73 May 31, 2022 at 11:49

    This review provides a compelling guide to ensuring that a national park benefits both locals and visitors.
  • Posted by borbal June 05, 2022 at 19:34

    Yes, one thing about this Scottish Borders National Park offering (available on their website) is that they recognise that increasing visitor numbers can create problems and some thought has to go into how those problems are to be managed. A thoughtful document that should be widely read.
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