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National Park residents urged to use their vote

People living in communities within the National Park have just over a week to help choose five local people to join the National Park Authority Board.

Elections are taking place on Thursday 7th July to appoint five new local members to the Board, which is responsible for guiding the organisation and making important decisions on matters ranging from tackling climate change to planning.

One Board member will be elected in each of the five electoral wards in the National Park.  Locally elected members bring valuable understanding and perspective of the Park’s local businesses and communities but also champion, represent and help deliver Park Authority objectives within the wards they represent.

Registered voters aged 16 and over who live in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park have received postal ballots for the elections in recent weeks.

Completed ballots must be returned in the pre-paid envelope provided by 4pm on Thurs 7th July 2022.

James Stuart, Convenor of the National Park Authority Board, said: “These elections are an important opportunity for National Park residents to decide who should be on our Board to help shape the next chapter for the National Park.

“From nature and climate to visitor management and planning, the Board makes decisions on key issues that affect local people and their communities. Our elected members bring valuable local insights and perspectives to help us do this.

“I would urge everyone to return their ballot paper as early as possible to decide who is the right fit for the National Park.”

The election results will be announced on social media by Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority on the evening of Thursday 7th July.

A full list of candidates standing in the elections can be found at Stirling Council’s website.

If you haven’t received your postal ballot, please contact Stirling Council Election Office, on 01786 233097.

For more information about the elections, including how to cast your vote and how to stand as a candidate, see our elections webpage or contact

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