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Finding solutions for our post-lockdown countryside

TODAY 16 April 2021, 12.30 – 2pm, Facebook Live.

Last summer, with the release of long pent-up demand, we saw unprecedented, chaotic and hugely disruptive pressure of visitors seeking to enjoy Scotland’s countryside.  Sadly, that pressure was exacerbated by the damaging behaviour of a minority, ranging from simple ignorance of responsible access to blatant criminality.

Join our panel, under the watchful eye of our independent chair, award-winning journalist and special correspondent for BBC News, James Naughtie, as they discuss these issues and search for both short term and long-term solutions.

Our Panellists are:

Graham Simpson, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party candidate for East Kilbride and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity

Ariane Burgess, Scottish Green Party candidate for Inverness & Nairn

Alex Rowley, Scottish Labour Party candidate for Mid Scotland and Fife

Molly Nolan, Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Caithness, Sutherland & Ross

Ben MacPherson, Scottish National Party candidate for Edinburgh Northern & Leith

 

The Hustings will be broadcast live TODAY on our Facebook via Facebook Live.  You don’t need an account to watch, but you will need one if you wish to leave a comment.

If you missed it ...

Fear not, the hustings was recorded and you can find it under videos or events on our Facebook Page for you to enjoy at your leisure!