Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Proposed Byelaws: Time to make our views known
We’re appealing to our members to take immediate action against the implementation of draconian Byelaws proposed by the National Park Authority.
Despite 51% of respondents to the recent public consultation objecting to the proposals, the Board of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park saw fit to approve the introduction of Byelaws to prevent camping along most roads and lochshores in the National Park.
This will mean that we will not be able to bivvy beside the car to get an early start in the morning or camp overnight beside the road whilst cycle touring through the National Park. Our hard won rights of access are being eroded by the introduction of these byelaws that are not proven to work. The National Park Authority has not provided facilities for camping and yet is intending to prevent law abiding citizens from exercising their rights.
The proposals have now been referred to the Minister for a decision and we are urging members to write and object. Further details on the byelaws can be found on page 14 in the May 2015 edition of Scottish Mountaineer and the National Park’s proposals can be found herewww.thisisyourpark.org.uk/downloads
Recreation bodies, and the many thousands of people that we represent, are being ignored completely and we therefore need as many individuals to object to the proposals as possible.
Please send letters of objection by 21st June to
Scottish Government, Forestry and Environment Directorate,
Natural Resources Division,
1C North, Victoria Quay,
Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.
If you require more information please contact the MCofS Access Officer, Andrea Partridge at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are encouraging you to make your thoughts known now or lose your rights of access. If this proposal succeeds, others may follow.
David Gibson, Chief Officer
Any views ? – Please