A Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) consultation seeks views on draft guidance for the protection of Wild Land Areas (WLAs), with accompanying descriptions for all 42 areas, concentrated in the north and west of Scotland.

WLAs have been identified as “extensive, largely semi-natural areas with minimal signs of human influence”, and include islands, mountain ranges, moorlands and peat bogs.

While the descriptions are not being consulted on, SNH have set out the methodology used to prepare these technical documents in collaboration with independent consultants. Among the 42 sites are parts of Jura and also Hoy in Orkney, Breadalbane-Schiehallion in Perth and Kinross, Lochnagar and Skye’s Cuillin Hills. Other sites include Talla-Hart Fells north of Moffat, Causeymire-Knockfin Fells in Caithness and Ronas Hill and North Roe in Shetland.

For anyone wishing to do so, you can respond to the consultation by visiting the SNH website. If any further information is required, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Land and Property team.

The consultation ends on Friday 7th April 2017.