The MCofS argue that Scotland’s wild land does not have sufficient protection, and should be treated as an irreplaceable natural, cultural and economic asset.
The council has launched a petition arguing for Scotland’s wild land to be fully protected from large scale development. It has also published a vision, ‘Respecting Scotland’s Mountains’, calling for a coherent, integrated national policy what defines what can, and cannot, be done in such areas.
David Gibson, MCofS Chief Officer, said: “‘Respecting Scotland’s Mountains’ emphasises the importance of stronger protection for our mountains and wild land in environmental and economic terms, and for the benefit of public health and wellbeing.
“There is a real need for people to know how the parties view the protection of these rapidly diminishing, nationally important assets and how they propose to provide stronger future protection. We’ve asked the party leaders for a statement of intent – one which we can share with our members and the public prior to the general election, so that they can make an informed decision when they vote.”
To read MCofS vision for wild land ‘Respecting Scotland’s Mountains’ visit: http://bit.ly/1b3bD3q
To sign the petition visit http://bit.ly/1aIBEVh