Trust response to Loch Ness petition

Published: 10th August 2015

Read our response to the request from the Scottish Parliament to respond to the "Save Loch Ness and the Great Glen" petition.

The Trust was asked by the Scottish Parliament's Public Petitions Committee for its views on PE1564 (Save Loch Ness and the Great Glen) which is calling on the Scottish Parliament:-

 “…to urge the Scottish Government to take steps to designate the Loch Ness and Great Glen as a National Scenic Area; to recommend a priority application is made to UNESCO for the area to be afforded World Heritage protection; and to take appropriate steps to discourage further wind turbine developments and support the restoration of sites damaged by wind turbines.”

The Trust shares the concerns of the Petitioners about the need for action to be taken to protect the special natural heritage and landscape of the Loch Ness setting, and about the increasing cumulative impact in the area of inappropriately sited, industrial wind developments - both visually and with regard to the wonderful landscape.

Read our response in the download below.