Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park was created in July 2002 under the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000 to safeguard an area of outstanding and diverse landscapes, habitats and communities, parts of which were coming under severe visitor and recreational pressures.
The Act sets out four National Park aims:
- To conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage,
- To promote the sustainable use of the natural resources of the area,
- To promote understanding and enjoyment (including enjoyment in the form of recreation) of the special qualities of the area by the public,
- And to promote sustainable social and economic development of the communities of the area.
National Park Authority’s role is to co-ordinate the delivery of these four
statutory National Park aims, in this way ensuring a sustainable future for
this very special part of Scotland.
Read on for more about the work of the National Park Authority...