House of Commons
LOCH LOMOND AND TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK
EDM #223
Tabled 19 July 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House notes that Scotland's first National Park Loch Lomond and Trossachs, head-quartered in Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, is celebrating its 15th birthday; further notes that the national park is 1,865 sq km and has a boundary length of 350 km and that 50 per cent of Scotland's population lives within a one hour drive; further notes that within the Park there are 21 Munros in the Park with the highest being Ben More at 1,174m, 22 larger lochs including Loch Lomond, with numerous smaller lochs, and about 50 rivers and large burns; understands that there are 15,168 people who live within the boundaries of the National Park and that there are roughly over 1.75 million visitors a year from across Scotland and the world; highlights the positive impact that the Park has on the local and national economy and acknowledges the important role that those who work and volunteer in the Park play in ensuring that the Park remains a safe, peaceful and welcoming environment for all of those who visit; and wishes to extend a very happy birthday to everyone involved in the National Park, with best wishes for the next 15 years.