The Scottish Campaign for National Parks (SCNP) is the national charity that campaigns to protect and promote the cause of and case for National Parks in Scotland. SCNP was formed in 1943 and reconstituted in 1990 following the publication of the CCS’s report for Government on the ‘Mountain Areas of Scotland’, which recommended the creation of National Parks in Scotland.
SCNP’s primary aim is to promote the protection, enhancement and enjoyment of nationally outstanding areas that are National Parks, or are appropriate to be designated as such, or are of sufficient merit to warrant special protection. This is manifest in our support for good stewardship of the country’s best environmental assets and encouragement of environmentally sustainable methods of development, particularly within areas of national park potential.
As well as our support for Scotland’s existing National Parks, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and the Cairngorms, SCNP is actively campaigning for the creation of the Scottish Borders and Galloway National Parks.
The work we undertake is also supported by other organisations, charities and associations.