National Park Partnership Plan 2018 – 2023 launched today!


Working in partnership to deliver for Scotland

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority has launched the National Park Partnership Plan 2018-23, setting out an ambitious vision for widening the environmental, social and economic benefits the Park has to offer.

The Plan is the overall guiding vision for how all the organisations and groups who play a role in the management of the National Park, including the Community Partnership can work together to deliver a successful, sustainable future for the area. It embodies the ambition that the Community Partnership and all the Park’s partners share for Scotland’s first National Park. But the benefits the National Park can offer are far reaching – not just for the area itself – but for the whole country.

The Partnership Plan sets out how the Park’s partners will tackle key issues and achieve a wide range of targets across conservation and land management, visitor experience and rural development. These include helping to tackle the impacts of climate change through extensive peatland and woodland restoration, creating sustainable communities through affordable housing and the creation of employment and training for young people, and the opportunities to help improve the health and wellbeing of people from all backgrounds through recreation and enjoyment of the great outdoors, plus many more.

As one of the valued partners in the National Park, the Community Partnership has committed to help deliver the following outcomes listed in the Plan:


  • Conservation Priority 3.1 – Climate Change (Supporting Delivery Partners)
  • Rural Development Priority 12.3 – Local Services (Supporting Delivery Partners)
  • Rural Development 13.1 – Supporting Capacity of Community Organisations (Lead Delivery Partners)
  •  Supporting Community Led Action 13.2(Lead Delivery Partners)
  •  Supporting Partnership Working 13.3 (Lead Delivery Partners)

Click on the link to see the National Park Partnership Plan 2018 – 2023 http://bit.ly/2nRwnpZ

Gordon Watson, Chief Executive of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, said:

“The objectives we have set for the next five years are ambitious and will not be easily achieved. The National Park is only as good as the sum of its parts and by working collaboratively with all of our partners we can achieve a much greater impact. There are over 70 delivery partners listed in the Plan and we look forward to working with every one of them to achieve the 13 outcomes we have set out. By working together we can deliver big benefits for the whole of Scotland.”

Strathard Initiative - View over Kinlochard as part of the Forest Visit for communities - July 2016