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MSP Roseanna Cunningham met mountain path trainees at Loch Lubnaig to discuss issues affecting the area.
The cabinet secretary for the environment, climate change and land reform met the trainees and board members of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and discussed the National Park Partnership Plan 2018 to 2023.
The plan sets out the proposals that aim to tackle priorities, including youth employment, climate change, outdoor recreation, health and wellbeing and investment in towns and villages. Other issues highlighted in the plan include a declining population and the price of homes.
Ms Cunningham said: ‘Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is a fantastic place for people to enjoy recreational activities.
‘It’s also supporting communities and businesses, innovating on climate change, natural flood management, and improving physical and mental health.
‘It’s great to see the national park recognise the importance of supporting young people into employment, with this mountain path scheme providing trainees with hands-on experience which will help them, our rural communities and economy.’
To read the draft National Park Partnership Plan 2018-2023 go to www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/consultations.