As well as addressing the issues and opportunities within Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, the National Park Partnership Plan also sets out how we will address national priorities and achieve benefits for Scotland beyond the National Park boundaries.
By leading successful partnerships, our National Parks contribute significantly to the Scottish Government’s Purpose:
To focus government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.
National Parks bring clarity of focus in addressing a range of interrelated rural issues at a regional and local scale ensuring better co-ordinated delivery and best use of limited public resources. This also makes our National Parks a perfect place to innovate and develop new solutions.
This Plan provides the unified approach that can:
Scotland has two National Parks, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and Cairngorms National Park. Scotland’s National Parks share four aims set out by the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000:
These aims are to be pursued collectively. However, if there is conflict between the first aim and any of the others then greater weight must be given to the first aim (section 9.6 of the National Parks (Scotland) Act).
National Park Authorities are dedicated to delivering for the people of Scotland. We strive to make a difference and we firmly believe we’re better able to do that by working together. We take a partnership approach to making things happen and we’re proud of the results we deliver, together, for this very special part of Scotland.
Throughout this plan you will see how here in the National Park we aim to address some key issues, not just for the benefit of the National Park itself but for Scotland as a whole.
Click on the icons below to find out about the national priorities that this Plan contributes to: