National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000
|Act of the Scottish Parliament|
|Long title||An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for National Parks.|
|Citation||2000 asp 10|
|Introduced by||Sarah Boyack|
|Royal assent||9 August 2000|
|History of passage through Parliament|
|Text of statute as originally enacted|
|Revised text of statute as amended|
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The National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000, an Act of the Scottish Parliament, sets out 4 main aims of the national parks of Scotland. It also lays out criteria for what qualifies a park for National Park status, and the process necessary to create such features. The Act in itself does not establish any new National Parks; it merely creates powers for the designation of National Parks.
Aims of national parks
Taken from the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000:
- "to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area."
- "to promote sustainable use of the natural resources of the area."
- "to promote understanding and enjoyment (including enjoyment in the form of recreation) of the special qualities of the area by the public."
- "to promote sustainable economic and social development of the area's communities."
- Text of the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk
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