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Recognition of Ballantrae village as a UNESCO Biosphere Community

EDM (Early Day Motion) 873: tabled on 20 January 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the village of Ballantrae in South Ayrshire on becoming the sixth Biosphere Community in Galloway and Southern Ayrshire’s UNESCO Biosphere, and the first in South Ayrshire, which recognises the village as a destination for visitors from home and abroad who are seeking sustainable, slow tourism experiences on Scotland’s UNESCO Trail; notes that in becoming a Biosphere Community, the people of Ballantrae have committed to preserve the area’s natural environment and wildlife, promote and celebrate their rich cultural heritage and local produce, contribute to the health and wellbeing of the village and develop knowledge of environmental issues; and commends them for that commitment.