Wild land to be debated in Holyrood - urgent call for action!

Wild land conservation is to feature in a debate scheduled to take place in the Scottish Parliament.

The Trust is pleased to report that wild land conservation is to feature in a debate scheduled to take place in the Scottish Parliament at 5pm on Wednesday 6 March.

The debate, centring on a motion lodged by Murdo Fraser MSP that has secured cross-party support, is helpful to the Trust’s Wild Land Campaign, which aims to secure a new environmental designation to protect Scotland’s wild land, 

The motion covers a range of issues relating to the conservation of wild land and endangered species, including an acknowledgement of calls for “a concerted effort in 2013 to deliver a step change in conserving wild land and endangered species.” 

It also cites the findings of the recent Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority/Cairngorms National Park Authority and Scottish Natural Heritage report, Public Perception Survey of Wildness in Scotland, which showed widespread public support for a new designation to protect wild land.

Members of the public can attend the debate by booking seats in the public gallery by contacting the Scottish Parliament’s Visitor Services and the Trust is encouraging supporters to attend.

If you are planning to come to the debate you should book directly with the Scottish Parliament, but please also email Mel Nicoll campaigns@jmt.org to let us know that you are coming so we can look out for you.

You should also be able to watch the debate live here, or after the event through the archive video link option.

If you haven't recently written to your MSP in support of the Trust’s call for a new designation to protect Scotland’s wild land, please help influence the debate by getting in touch with your MSP before Wednesday 6 March.