Land Use 

This group is currently on hold, until finance permits otherwise . . .


To take forward the following recommendations.

  1. Carry out an initial exercise to see what individual strategies (egg forestry, water, landscape, wind farm) already exist, how these complement one another or conflict and what gaps there are.
  2. Look at key issues across Highland and to reach a consensus on these across land use sectors.
  3. Look at existing cross-sectoral land use planning in order to learn from their experience (e.g. Cairngorms National Park Authority, Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape, River Spey catchment management, Nevis Partnership, Sunart Initiative, Peatland Management Plan, Monaliadh deer management plan)
  4. Aim to reach a position where there is a  clear view on what information and strategies already exist and what needs to be done to improve Highland land use planning.  

Terms of Reference


Chair: Nicole Wallace Highland Council       
Scottish Natural Heritage    George Hogg    
Scottish Land and Estates    Drew McFarlane-Slack    
Cairngorms National Park Authority    Will Boyd Wallis    
National Farmers Union (Scotland)    Ian Wilson    
Scottish Environment Protection Agency    Peter Wright    
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland    Kenna Chisholm    
Highland Environmental Network, Chair    Vanessa Halhead     
Forestry Commission Scotland, Highlands and Islands Conservancy    Keir Smith    


15th December 2015

22nd April 2015

30th Jan 2015

12th Sept 2014

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