Keep it Wild at the Scottish Parliament Wed 21 February

Published: 31st January 2018

Help to show politicians the strength of public support for wild land protection by gathering outside Holyrood!

Join us in a peaceful presence outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to show politicians you care about the future for wild land.

Scotland's Planning Bill - important new legislation which we're concerned doesn't say enough about the environment – is now before the Local Government & Communities Committee. We need to show politicians the strength of public support for wild land protection. The committee will be hearing from stakeholders over the coming weeks. As MSPs consider the final wording of the Bill help us to get their support in speaking up for wild land in Parliament by joining us in Edinburgh on Wednesday 21 February.

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When & where?

Wednesday 21 February, 12:30-13:30 (arrive 15 mins beforehand)
Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

For more details please Email Mel Nicoll, Campaigns Co-ordinator or call Mel on 01796 484938 for further information. (If not available try John Low or Helen McDade via our main office number 01796 470080).

Read the Trust's response to the Planning Bill

Read more about the Planning Bill on the Scottish Parliament's Local Government & Communities web page here

Can’t join us in Edinburgh?

  • It’s not too late to write to your MSP/the Minister - every letter helps keep the pressure on!
  • Write to the press - letters to the press area also a great way of raising awareness. The bullet points on our webpage where we offer guidance on letters to MSPs/the Minister may be helpful in this respect. Write to the national press/large newspapers (Herald, Scotsman, Press & Journal and Courier), as well as more local papers in the wilder parts of Scotland with which you have a particular affinity/connection.  For some background material about the Wild Land Areas – and to see maps of each individual area – see the Scottish Natural Heritage website page You can click on documents for each of the official 42 Wild Land Areas and see a map and description of the qualities of that area.