Working in partnership to deliver for LLTNP
The National Park Partnership Plan 2018-23, sets out an ambitious vision for widening the environmental, social and economic benefits the Park has to offer.
It is the overall guiding vision for how all the organisations and groups who play a role in the management of the National Park, including us, can work together to deliver a successful, sustainable future for the area. It embodies the ambition that all the Park’s partners share for Scotland’s first National Park. But the benefits the National Park can offer are far reaching - not just for the area itself – but for the whole country.
The Partnership Plan sets out how the Park’s partners will tackle key issues and achieve a wide range of targets across conservation and land management, visitor experience and rural development. These include helping to tackle the impacts of climate change through extensive peatland and woodland restoration, creating sustainable communities through affordable housing and the creation of employment and training for young people, and the opportunities to help improve the health and wellbeing of people from all backgrounds through recreation and enjoyment of the great outdoors, plus many more.
As one of the partners in the National Park, we have committed to help deliver priority outcome 8.1 Visitor Management in the Plan - specifically to strenghen efforts to prevent and manage litter more effectively at popular visitor sites and routes, and address marine litter issues on Loch Long.
Gordon Watson, Chief Executive of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, said: “The objectives we have set for the next five years are ambitious and will not be easily achieved. The National Park is only as good as the sum of its parts and by working collaboratively with all of our partners we can achieve a much greater impact. There are over 70 delivery partners listed in the Plan and we look forward to working with every one of them to achieve the 13 outcomes we have set out. By working together we can deliver big benefits for the whole of Scotland.”
Derek Robertson, our CEO commented, “Our latest report highlights that litter and flytipping levels are at their worst levels in a decade across Scotland, so we have a challenge on our hands to ensure that those who live and work in our country, and those who visit us have the best experience possible. This is why we are delighted to be a support delivery partner of the recently launched Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Partnership Plan. We look forward to working with the park to deliver interventions that will result in real behaviour change and a cleaner and greener park for all.”
15 March 2018