The National Parks Scotland Act sets out the criteria by which National Parks can be made, and it also provides a plan for communities who want to enter this process.
Making Galloway a National Park can only happen if it’s what local communities want. We are working on technical arguments to support the idea, but these are not enough on their own. Scottish Ministers will only start the process of designation if they can see genuine, grassroots approval from the people concerned.
We need your help to create a National Park at the heart of a sustainable future for Galloway
Our discussion paper was published in October 2017 and we carried out the largest community engagement exercise ever run by a voluntary organisation. With over 100 meetings and a lively discussion on social media we gathered in the views from every community in the area. What you told us was that 84% of you agree or strongly agree that Galloway should become a National Park. Click here to read the summary results.
That's why we are now campaigning for Galloway to become Scotland’s third National Park – and we still need your help.
We have set out the case in “Galloway National Park - it’s our time”. If you would prefer a hard copy of the report, then contact us and we will send you one.
We accept that Government will want to be satisfied that the investment required really will pay off so as a first step we have asked Scottish Government to commission an independent publicly-led feasibility study to examine the case in more detail.