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Call for more signatures on petition

Posted 10 March 2010
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A mountaineering blogger has called for more support for a petition against hill tracks on Scottish mountains by those who like to go walking in such places.

Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCoS) member Dave Gibson noted that since the campaign was started by MSPs Peter Peacock and Sarah Boyack just over a week ago, only 400 people have signed up to register their support.

Arguing that this is far from enough to persuade decision makers to outlaw the creation of unsightly hill tracks on the mountains, he claimed: "Hill-goers seem content to sit on the side-lines and wait for others to do something on their behalf."

Mr Gibson added that he had posted another article on the MCoS website to try to draw the attention of the walking media.

Those keen to don their walking boots and enjoy the Scottish mountains may wish to support the petition.

Peter Peacock and Sarah Boyack launched the campaign amid concerns that there is not only a lack of restriction on such tracks, but that they have been allowed to arise in areas that should be protected.

These include places designated as national scenic areas or sites of special scientific interest.

Posted by Dan Mirza
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