The Landscape Opportunity

1st March 2005

Our surroundings affects the quality of life, both positively and negatively, of all Scots whether living adjacent to the finest beach, mountain, edge of town country park, area planned by a 19th century draughtsman or living in a small village surrounded by quarries or landfill sites. The unique diversity of our landscape inheritance whether natural or man-made, is fundamentally linked to our identity.

The LINK Landscape Task Force believe it is important that the UK becomes a signatory to the European Landscape Convention, as it provides for greater involvement of local populations in decisions affecting their landscape surroundings. We urge the Scottish Executive to recommend adoption of the ELC to the UK Government.

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