Reports and Publications


We are committed to investigating issues and reporting the outcomes

The Scottish Campaign for National Parks (SCNP) strives to promote and undertake studies into issues affecting the conservation, enjoyment and social and economic welfare of nationally outstanding natural, cultural and scenic heritage sites.

We have produced the following reports highlighting the relevant outcomes of these studies.

Still Unfinished Business Five Years On

Still ‘Unfinished Business’

Five years ago, in April 2013, SCNP and APRS launched our landmark report ‘Unfinished Business’. This called for the designating of more National Parks in Scotland, and proposed seven areas worthy of this accolade. Five years on Scotland still has only two National Parks, so this is Still ‘Unfinished Business’.

Highland Cattle Cows Graze On A Summer Pasture. Funny Scottish Cattle Breed Calf Walking In Meadow In Summer Day.

Support For Farming In National Parks

National Parks care for the special qualities of an area’s landscape – the natural and cultural heritage of places and people. That is why Park Authorities put great effort into supporting environmentally sensitive farming practices in their areas.

Regional Park Map

Scottish Regional Park Review

This review of the regional parks in Scotland was carried out during the summer of 2018 and aims to summarise their history, review their operation over the past 40 years and suggest what the future may hold.

Dirleton, East Lothian

Housing Prices Information Note

This information note analyses house prices inside and outwith National Parks in the UK, and discusses the likely impact of any new National Parks in Scotland on housing prices in those rural areas.

Graham Barrow Photo

The National Parks Debate in Scotland

Back in 1982 a young Graham Barrow penned a summary of the debate over National Parks in Scotland which had taken place over the previous century.  Nearly 40 years on we have our first two National Parks, Graham is Vice-Chairman of SCNP and he recently rediscovered the report.  It still provides an interesting summary of 100 years of debate, so we’ve posted it here for anyone interested.