No more national parks

To abandon the plans for more National Parks, thus preventing additional and unnecessary bureaucracy and taxpayer burden. The recognition of good land management practice, endorsing and upholding designated areas, designated as a result of the biological, historical, cultural, geological importance should suffice. There is absolutely no need for another National Park. The impact of which is a disaster for native species as a result of extensive infrastructure required for tourism . Take for example the Cairngorms National Park and the impact to the Capercaillie from tourism, proximity to nesting birds, disturbance etc. Another national park will result in further biodiversity loss.

Why the contribution is important

Fiscal rationale, pragmatism, safeguarding biodiversity loss.

by Prunusavium on June 02, 2022 at 08:47AM

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  • Posted by ihl June 04, 2022 at 00:19

    I agree. There is no need for any new national parks in Scotland.
  • Posted by camusfearna June 05, 2022 at 22:08

    Many may agree with you Scottish Ministers (as part of the SNP-Greens partnership agreement) seem to be committed to designating at least one new national park by the end of the current parliamentary term. It is interesting that they appear to have decided on an outcome before full consideration has been given to whether there are any areas that meet all the relevant criteria, including strong local support, for designation and not be counter-productive for local communities, the environment and the ability to meet Scotland's statutory climate change targets.
  • Posted by peterelliotsmith June 06, 2022 at 10:04

    With respect I disagree - on the basis that you use historical mistakes in other NPs to cancel the whole philosophy of land managed on behalf of the people and you abandon it to the forces of "good practice". Land reform, lack of housing and climate change all need to be addressed and will require to be driven at government level but powered by communities.
  • Posted by Barrview June 06, 2022 at 11:53

    GNPA has spend the last three years exploring the issue of a National Park in Galloway with communities carrying out one of the largest public discussion of the concept. This met with exceptionally strong support once people understood what a Park is and what it can do. Perhaps more importantly when they understood the significant difference between English National parks and Scottish Parks the emphasis on sustainable and community development was seen as critical. The evidence is clear that there is community support for the idea and this work is unique in Scotland
  • Posted by allanmcdowall June 06, 2022 at 14:00

    National Parks benefit from an international designation which everyone understands and it can bring nothing but good to the area. Galloway is on the edge of Scotland and not part of the well known Highlands and Islands and this would bring people and money to support businesses and jobs.
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