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Hillwalkers urged to join consultation

Posted 21 March 2011
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Hillwalkers urged to join consultation
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Those who like to go walking in the Scottish mountains have been urged to take part in a public consultation on the issue of hill tracks, which campaigners argue blight the landscape.

MSP Peter Peacock has urged people to make their views heard when a consultation paper on the matter is launched by the Scottish government on March 22nd, a day before the Edinburgh assembly is dissolved ahead of upcoming elections, Grough reports.

He added: "With election season upon us there is also an opportunity to seek the views of candidates and to petition them to support greater regulation of hilltracks in Scotland."

Mr Peacock is standing down at the election but pledged to go on fighting to reduce the impact of hill tracks.

Last month, the MSP and fellow campaigner at Holyrood Sarah Boyack said they were unhappy at the Scottish government's failure to fulfil their promise made last June to have a debate in the autumn and produce a consultation paper by early 2011.