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Our Board & Committees


The National Park Authority Board is made up of seventeen Board Members. Five members are elected by the community and twelve are appointed by Scottish Ministers, six of these following nomination by the Local Authorities.

Our Members are led by a Convener and a Depute Convener.

Our Board agree the overall direction of the Park Authority. They also oversee the work of the Chief Executive and National Park staff. Our Board meets in public at least four times a year and agendas and papers for these meetings are posted online before each meeting.

If you’d like to come along to one of our meetings, have a look at our guide to public meetings.


By law, we have two committees that are required to meet:

  • Our Planning & Access Committee meets monthly to consider certain planning applications, enforcement actions, policy papers, legal agreements and access matters.
  • And our Audit Committee meets up to four times a year to support the Accountable Officer (our CEO) in their responsibilities for issues of risk, control and governance and associated assurance through a process of constructive challenge.

We also have a Local Access Forum, that advises on duties and responsibilities under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 and a Local Review Body, that meets as and when needed to consider planning appeals.

Agendas and papers for these meetings are posted online before each meeting.

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