Over the past year we have been campaigning to stop the proposed ban on camping in large parts of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The right to camp is a vital part of our access rights, and we don’t believe a ban would solve any problems.
We recently met the Minister, Dr Aileen McLeod MSP, who is now deliberating, and time is running out to let her know just how unpopular the camping ban would be.
Ask your MSP to share your concerns with the Minister
Your MSP can raise the issue with the Minister to make sure she understands the threat the camping ban poses to our much-prized (and hard won!) Scottish access rights.
We think there are other solutions to tackling antisocial behaviour, including more campsites, toilet facilities and litter collections.
Write to your local MSP to tell them why you oppose the ban
The proposed byelaws mean that anyone camping in these areas responsibly could find themselves with a criminal record – even though this activity would be perfectly lawful almost anywhere else in Scotland.
We have met the Minister and believe she can be persuaded. Your letter could make all the difference.
Thank you so much for your support for this campaign.