Today (15 December 2015) the following statement was provided in response to media requests about this blog on Walkhighlands:
Gordon Watson, Chief Executive of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority said:
“The proposals referred to are based on years of experience of dealing with issues that are destroying the fragile environment that makes the National Park such a special and cherished place. They were developed after many months of discussions at over 70 meetings with a wide range of stakeholders including outdoor recreation groups, and of course our local communities whose lives are blighted by these issues year-in, year-out. These measures, which would include providing an initial 300 camping places, would affect just 3.7% of the Park and are aimed at dramatically improving the experience of the National Park for everyone, campers included.
“We completely refute the allegations in the blog, which are totally unfounded.
“Our proposals, which we believe would improve the current situation, are with Scottish Ministers for consideration and we look forward to hearing their decision in due course.”
Note to Editors
High resolution images of environmental damage experienced in the Park are available at flickr.com/thisisyourpark
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