2022 is an historic year as it marks 20 years since Scotland’s first National Park was designated here in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
Much has changed in the twenty years since the National Park was first created. The role of the National Park Authority continues to evolve, with a focus on tackling the climate emergency and nature crisis more than ever before. To meet this challenge we need a range of people, perspectives and skills to help guide the organisation, so that we can make sure that the qualities that make this place so special are restored and protected for everyone to enjoy now and for the future.
Nominations are now open – help shape our next chapter by standing as a candidate or casting your vote in our Board elections.
The National Park Board is made up several categories of Board member, including five members directly elected by those who live in the National Park. In the elections taking place this summer, the National Park is split into five electoral Wards and one member will be appointed in each Ward:
The map below shows the Ward boundaries.
Nominations are now open. If you are aged 21 or over you can bring your local knowledge and expertise to our Board by standing as a candidate in these elections. You don’t necessarily have to live in the National Park area to become a candidate but you must have the support of 10 people who do in order to be nominated. Find out more about why you should stand for election to become a National Park Board member.
Voting will be open to anyone living in the National Park who is over 16 years old and is registered to vote. You can check if you are currently registered to vote by contacting your local Electoral Registration Office. If you are not currently registered to vote they can provide an application form which you will need to sign and return to your relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 10th June.
19th April: Drop-in sessions begin for you to hear more about why you should take part in these elections. Book your place at the events to find out why you should stand as a candidate to become a National Park Board member.
12th May: Nominations are now open to put yourself forward as a candidate. You can download a nomination pack from the bottom this web page.
2nd June: Last date to submit your completed nomination pack to Stirling Council, including the names and addresses of 10 people who live within the National Park who support your nomination and a short statement which will help voters know why they should consider voting for you.
10th June: If you live in the National Park, make sure you’re registered to vote before this date. This is especially important for over 16s who may not have voted before.
16th June: Look out for your ballot paper landing around this date if more than one person is standing for election in your ward.
7th July: Cast your vote by returning your completed ballot paper via post by in the pre-paid envelope provided. Ballots must be recieved by 4pm in order to be counted.
We’ll be updating this page over the next few months with more information on how you can help us to shape our next chapter. If you have any questions at all, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org