Scotland's Flow Country should be a new National Park

The Flow Country in the north of Scotland is looking to get World Heritage Site status and I feel should also be Scotland's next National Park. https://www.theflowcountry.org.uk/

Why the contribution is important

Since it is a candidate for World Heritage Site status it already clearly has significant merit against a number of key criteria so arguably should perform well against any criteria to become a National Park.

by ajnaughton on May 20, 2022 at 05:36PM

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  • Posted by ajnaughton May 20, 2022 at 18:04

    Also would link with the North Coast 500. https://www.visitscotland.com/see-do/tours/driving-road-trips/north-coast-500/ as well as encouraging use of the Far North and Kyle rail lines.
  • Posted by JanetMoxley May 24, 2022 at 12:44

    Would like to a Flow Country World Heritage site and preservation of peatland.
  • Posted by Glenmoy May 24, 2022 at 19:38

    Would this just result in it being left as it is? If so the investment should go elsewhere.
  • Posted by Prentice May 25, 2022 at 14:02

    Shouldn't it be one or the other?
  • Posted by Jeanxxx May 30, 2022 at 20:43

    Great idea we need to highlight this beautiful part I’d Scotland and protect its beauty for the future
  • Posted by camusfearna June 01, 2022 at 13:37

    I support the proposal that the Flow Country be designated as a World Heritage site but do not agree that this should lead to the area also being designated as a national park, given that the criteria for these designations are quite different and there is a risk that NP designation could interfere with the management of the flow country, especially in terms of restoring degraded peatland and maintaining the area as a carbon sink in support of climate change objectives.
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