The final version of the Scottish National Planning Framework 3 was published today (23rd June 2014). WRi is very pleased to see that protection for wild land and recognition of the revised wild land map produced by SNH using approaches and methodes developed by WRi has made it into the document (see Carver et al., … Read more Wild land formalised in Scottish Planning Policy
The Scottish Government published their third National Planning Framework (NPF3) and draft Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) on Tuesday 30 April 2103. This will influence development plans across Scotland and guide future planning decisions on a range of sectors including transport, energy and infrastructure. Section 2.20 focuses on wild land and states: “SNH has been updating … Read more WRi work drives Scottish policy on wild land
The latest map of raptor persecution in Scotland (the “map of shame”) has been published by PAW Scotland as reported by Bib McMillan and Calum Brown of the Scottish Wild Land Group in the latest edition of Wild Land News and followed up by the blog site of Raptor Persecution Scotland.
The EEA has published a new report on Protected Areas in Europe (EEA Report No 5/2012). WRi policy and mapping work has been used to underpin this in respect to wilderness quality (see pages 34-35).
In a first for the UK, a new map detailing Scotland’s wild areas is being published today by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). Using a method developed by WRi, a map was prouced showing the relative wildness of all of Scotland’s landscapes. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/2897/scotland_first_to_map_wild_land
WRi work on wildness mapping in Scotland reported by BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8321898.stm
The WRi is currently undertaking mapping work for the John Muir Trust to develop a reconnaissance level map of wildland in Scotland for planning and policy purposes.
Report prepared for the Cairngorms National Park Authority and SNH, 2008.