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Board Meeting 12 December 2022

The Monday 12th December 2022 Board meeting was held in public at National Park Headquarters, Carrochan, Balloch G83 8EG. The meeting was livestreamed for accessible public viewing.


Session 1: 10:00am – 11:30am

1. Welcome and Apologies

2. Declarations of Interest

3. Minutes of Special Meeting held on 31 October 2022

4. Matters Arising from Meeting held on 26 September 2022

Governance Matters

5. Convener and Chair Nominations and Committee Membership (Pete Wightman / Douglas Smith)

-Appendix 1 Full Role Profile 

6. Internal Board Elections (Pete Wightman / Douglas Smith)

Update Papers

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

-Appendix 1 Future Nature Board Slides

8. Mission Zero Update Report (Simon Jones / Nik Turner / Kirsty Callaghan)

Decision Paper

9. The Future for National Parks in Scotland – Scottish Government Consultation Response (James Stuart / Gordon Watson)

Comfort Break: 1130-1145

Session 2: 11:45am – 1:15pm

Update Papers

10. CEO Report (Gordon Watson)

Appendix 1 Visitor Management Season Review 

11. 2022/23 Annual Operational Plan Coversheet Progress Report (Pete Wightman / Samantha Stubbs)

-2022-23 Annual Operational Plan Progress Report

12. Finance Update (Pete Wightman / Eilidh McKerry)


13. Committee and Group Highlights – Verbal updates (Claire Chapman [Planning and Access] / Sarah Drummond [Futures Group] / Ronnie Erskine [Audit and Risk] / Heather Reid [Countryside Trust] / Chris Spray [Strategic Planning Group] / Aiden Cronin [Youth Committee])

14. Any Other Business

15. Date of Next Meeting – Monday 30 January 2023 (Special Meeting – Loch Lomond Byelaws)

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

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