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S5W-10688: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 10 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to commission the development of a vision for the country's uplands as recommended by Scottish Natural Heritage in the report, Scoping a Strategic Vision for the Uplands, and when this will be carried out.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 30 August 2017

The Scottish Government commissioned Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to scope the potential to develop a strategic vision for the uplands, which was a proposal in The Land Use Strategy 2016-2021. SNH submitted its report, Scoping a Strategic Vision for the Uplands, to the Scottish Government earlier this year and the report was published in July 2017. We are considering the content of the report and its recommendations and will respond in due course.