This is the response of Scottish Environment LINK to the SNH consultation on Enjoying the Outdoors. We would like to see Scotland drawing on experience in other countries – particularly in Scandinavia – to develop a closer relationship between the residents of Scotland and their landscape. Visits to the outdoors should be a regular part … Read More »
We support and endorse this strategy and hope that other access authorities will refer to it as a model of best practice that will inform and advise them in drawing up and reviewing their own access strategies. It covers access issues of importance to both residents of and visitors to the park in great detail.
A response to the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) consultation on Scotland’s Future Landscapes. LINK agrees with the integrative approach suggested within this paper, but emphasises that the European Landscape Convention must underpin all future policies and strategies in Scotland if landscape is not to remain very much undervalued as at present. An effective strategy for … Read More »
A number of the key technical issues and mechanisms in the Bill lead to an unbalanced approach and depart, significantly, from the consensus proposals worked out through long negotiation by the Access Forum, and substantially endorsed by Scottish Natural Heritage. The Bill, as it stands, with its proposals for ad hoc suspension of the right of … Read More »