On 20 December 2022 the Inner House of the Court of Session announced its decision on an appeal that attempted to overturn a rebuffed petition for a judicial review of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Core Path Plan review concerning proposed new core paths at Gartrmore.

The owner had challenged the decision of the National Park Authority to add two paths on their land and the Planning Inspector’s decision to uphold their inclusion.  The Outer House, Lord Clark, rebuffed the request and the owner then applied to the Inner House of the Court of Session.

The owner faced a not-insignificant task to be successful and ultimately didn’t manage to persuade the judges. Lord Carloway delivered the opinion of the three judges deciding the case and upheld the earlier decision of Lord Clark.

Malcolm Combe, author of the ScotWays law Guide has written a short blog on the decision and the actual decision can be found on the Scottish Courts website.