Managing Visitor Pressures

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease and our visitor season gets underway I wanted to provide you with some information outlining plans being put in place by the National Park Authority and our partners to manage visitor pressures this season.

Please find attached a Stakeholder Information Pack which sets out the work we are doing on this within the National Park area through the Joint Response Visitor Management Plan.

The information pack also includes information on strategic work being undertaken nationally on visitor management, including funding streams available to support this and useful contacts details to support you in knowing how to share information with us on visitor pressures as well as how to report issues and incidents.

We recently held a Pre-season Stakeholder Briefing Session to provide an opportunity for all key stakeholder groups to hear from the National Park Authority and our partners on plans to manage visitor pressures when lockdown restrictions begin to ease.

I would like to thank all of those who were able to attend and for your feedback and questions on the session. All of this will be take into account as we implement our plans this season and in developing longer term approaches to visitor management.

For those who were unable to attend, we have recorded the session in full so that you are able to watch the briefing in your own time. This recording can viewed online here:

The session included a useful Q&A section, the notes of which are also attached for your information.

We will continue to engage with stakeholders throughout the visitor season to both keep you informed of our work and to continue discussions on developing our visitor management approach longer term.

Best regards

Gordon Watson
Chief Executive
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Direct: 01389 722603