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Almost 30 election candidates back National Park plans

Politicians across the political spectrum show their support for a National Park in Galloway

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By Ben Murray
Dumfries and West
Almost 30 election candidates back National Park plans

NEARLY 30 individual election candidates have shown support for the construction of a Galloway National Park.

Parties and independents have also included it in their manifestoes for the 5 May local elections. Others outside that area have come forward with support, recognising the wider benefits it would bring to the region.

The Galloway National Park Association led by chairman Rob Lucas has found support across the entire political spectrum for their campaign.

He said; “They are clear that it would bring immense benefits to the region, its people, environment and economy.

Chairman of the GNPA, Rob Lucas
GNPA CHAIRMAN. . . Rob Lucas, whose campaign has blazed across the region

“This is an issue where local councils can make a dramatic difference to the communities they serve by helping persuade the Scottish Government that the new National Park they have promised to create has got to be in Galloway.”

The National Park would conserve some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes, attract visitors and aid the country in tackling it’s climate change and biodiversity problems.

The suggested boundaries for the park would extend from Dumfries & Galloway into South Ayrshire and East Ayrshire.

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