Seven New National Parks?

WHY WE NEED MORE NATIONAL PARKS

Five Reasons for More National Parks in Scotland

1. WORLD CLASS SCENERY

Scotland has some of the finest scenery in the world. National Parks are the internationally recognised top accolade for scenery and natural habitats. Scotland https://valtrexshop.com/ will benefit greatly from having significant parts of its inland and coastal areas
recognised and marked with the National Park brand.

2. MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTION

Key rural areas with fine natural scenery and habitat need protection, appropriate management and sympathetic public access and development. Rather than wait for the problems to arise in the future, we need to have plans and policies in place now to protect and enhance some of the key areas of Scotland’s countryside and coast. Park Plans are required for a number of Scotland’s key rural areas.

3. GOOD FOR TOURISM

Tourism makes a vital contribution to Scotland’s economy, especially important in rural areas. National Parks are a brand that attracts visitors and their spending. Having more National Parks in Scotland will be a boost to the economy and for specific rural and coastal areas.

4. RURAL DEVELOPMENT

National Parks are good for business, not only for tourism-related businesses but also for the location of lifestyle and small companies that are based on the sustainable use of natural resources such as timber, fish, wildlife, geology and grazing land. National Parks in  Scotland will be exemplar rural development areas and help to create jobs in remote rural areas.

5. NATIONAL IDENTITY

Scotland is a small country that punches above its weight within the UK, across Europe and around the world. An integrated system of new National Parks will help to boost the image of Scotland, reinforce its image worldwide and increase the public’s commitment to conservation. It will also show that the Scottish Government has positive policies and actions that protect and enhance the environment.

National Parks recommended by SCNP and APRS 2013

Seven Areas Identified as Potential New National Parks

The Scottish Campaign for National Parks and the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland have identified seven areas as potential new National Parks.