A Scottish Borders National Park?

Scottish Borders National Park

Posted: September 18th, 2017

A new independent feasibility study has been carried out looking at the possibility of creating a new national park within the Scottish Borders. The report has been prepared by Duncan Bryden Associates with funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

If created the Scottish Borders National Park would be Scotland’s third area to be given the status including the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs and the Cairngorm National Park. It would also be added to the list of UK national parks which include Brecon Beacons, the Broads, Dartmoor, Exmoor, the Lake District, the New Forest, neighboring Northumberland, North York Moors, Peak District, Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia, South Downs and the Yorkshire Dales.

Creating a national park in the Scottish Borders would validate and protect the outstanding natural beauty and culture of the area. The status would encourage the 1000’s of visitors that pass through the borders to spend more time in the historic area, as well as promote the area on the world map.

The full study can be downloaded here – www.borders-national-park.scot/NPFeasibilityStudy

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