Ness and the Great Glen the world’s most famous loch and Glen.
The Highland and
national planning systems fail to protect the World’s most famous loch
and Glen. Must
see. View the 500 plus remarkable comments on the Petition to the
Scottish Parliament Petitions Committee to Save Loch Ness & The
Loch Ness is under threat from over 500 wind
approved and in the planning stage within a 22 mile radius (Daily Mail
28/1/2015). Loch Ness and the Great Glen are now prime targets
There are calls to classify Loch Ness and the Great Glen a World
because of their international importance. They are Scotland’s second
popular tourist draw. Yet, environmental destruction could threaten
of the Highland’s most scenic areas.
Loch Ness and environs and the Great Glen are under threat
as never before from the attention of wind farm companies. You can make
difference by signing a petition to the Scottish Parliament pleading to
Loch Ness and the Great Glen. These are the world’s most beautiful
and contain some of Europe’s last remaining wild land. Highland Council
condoned these developments and, supported by national politicians,
negligent in preserving our areas of outstanding beauty and heritage.
Our Petition has now been lodged with the
Parliament urging the Scottish Government to:
01. To afford protection to the Loch Ness and Great Glen by designating
it as a National Scenic Area*;
To recommend that a priority application is made to UNESCO for
designation of the Loch Ness area and the Great Glen as a World
03. To take appropriate steps to discourage
further wind turbine developments in the area and support the
restoration of all sites therein damaged by wind turbines.
5 main qualities of a National Scenic Area are: “setting and physical
grandeur, glacial landforms, natural beauty and tranquillity, cultural
heritage and man-made resources” (Countryside Commission for Scotland,
1987) and this area arguably meets these criteria.
Further areas of concern addressed to Highland Council:
we, as the local
people and also visitors can save Loch Ness and the Great Glen for the
Highland people, for our communities, and for the World citizens, and
for every visitor who comes to this, the World’s most beautiful
The petition with the Scottish
Goverment has been lodged and no more signatures can be taken. Thanks
for all your magnificent support and to all the signatories. For
progress with parliament see the Facebook page.