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National Park Place Programme

Introducing a place-based approach to visitor infrastructure investment.

The National Park Place Programme is a new, place-based multi-year programme for prioritised capital investment in visitor management infrastructure and is a key action from the Joint Response Visitor Management Plan 2022. National Park partners are working with each other, and with local and national stakeholders, to develop the programme of visitor management infrastructure investment.

The position statement outlines the principles, approach, and priorities across land ownerships and aims to deliver multiple benefits for visitors, communities, and businesses. Taking a strategic approach, focused on where more impactful change can be made, it will also respond to and complement our work on the twin climate and nature crises.

Strategic Tourism Infrastructure Development Studies

Strategic Tourism Infrastructure Development Studies are being developed to identify areas of opportunity and identify actions to strengthen tourism infrastructure and place quality, addressing the needs of both residents and visitors, and creating a framework to help secure additional funding for projects in key visitor management areas. The National Park Authority is working with Visitor Management Groups and local stakeholders to develop these strategic studies. 

The studies for East and West Loch Lomond were funded by the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF), established by the Scottish Government and managed by VisitScotland on its behalf.

You can find out more by downloading the Place Programme report, the Partnership Projects Summary, and completed Studies below. The Partnership Projects Summary will be updated annually.

Page last updated 17th August 2023

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