Campaign for Scotland's third national park in Galloway

Galloway (Scottish Gaelic: Gall-Ghàidhealaibh) is a region in southwestern Scotland. It is an area steeped in history being the location of the ancient Kingdom of Galloway and is noted for its great natural beauty and wildlife. Now there is a campaign for the creation of a third national park in Scotland that should be created in Galloway. Scotland's current two national parks are in the Cairngorms (Pàirc Nàiseanta a' Mhonaidh Ruaidh) and at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs (Pàirc Nàiseanta Loch Laomainn is Na Tròisichean). National parks are protected areas because of their beautiful countryside, wildlife and cultural heritage. 

The Galloway National Park Association has now produced a document looking at potential boundaries, governance and cost for the scheme. The document contains a number of suggestions and raises issues that the Association would like to see debated. A similar campaign is underway to turn part of the neighbouring Scottish Borders into a national park. Any national park project would require Scottish government approval, but campaigners for the new park point to the undoubted success of Scotland's existing national parks.

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