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 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 three 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.
This summer elections were held to recruit five locally elected members to the Board, voted for by residents of the National Park. Find out more about the successful candidates.
As of 1st November 2018, Scottish Government has also appointed five ministerial places on our Board.
By law, we have two committees that are required to meet:
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.