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13 March 2023 National Park Authority Board Meeting

A meeting of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority Board took place at National Park Headquarters, Carrochan, Balloch from 1000 on Monday 13th March.

This meeting was accessible for members of the public to attend in person and was streamed live online on our website.



Session 1: 10:00am – 12:00pm

1. Welcome and Apologies

2. Declarations of Interest

3. Minutes of Special Meeting held on 30 January 2023

4. Matters Arising from meetings held on 12 December 2022 and 30 January 2023

Decision Papers

5. National Park Partnership Plan 2024-2029 Draft (Gordon Watson / Heather Reid / Sarah Drummond / Chris Spray)

Comfort Break 1200-1215

Session 2: 12:15pm – 1:15pm

6. 2023/24 Budget and Annual Operating Plan (Pete Wightman / Eilidh McKerry / Samantha Stubbs

7. Board Schedule 2024 and 2025 (Pete Wightman / Douglas Smith)

Update Papers

8. 2022/23 Annual Operational Plan Progress Report (Pete Wightman / Samantha Stubbs)

9. Finance Update (Pete Wightman / Eilidh McKerry)

Lunch 1315-1400

Session 3: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

10. Convener’s Report (Heather Reid)

11. CEO Report (Gordon Watson)

12. Annual Health and Safety Update (Pete Wightman / Elaine Wade / Stuart Goudie)

13. Future Nature Update (Simon Jones / Dom Hall / Chris Spray)


14. Committee and Group Highlights – Verbal updates (Claire Chapman [Planning and Access] / Sarah Drummond [Futures Group] / Chris Spray [Audit and Risk and Countryside Trust] / Zain Sehgal [Local Access Forum] / Aiden Cronin [Youth Committee])

15. Any Other Business

16. Date of Next Meeting – Monday 12 June 2023

Close: 4:00pm

Please note that the published session times are approximate, the Board meeting may progress faster or slower than expected

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