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Clock ticking on Parks Economic Development Consultation

1st April 2014

Time is running out for you to help shape the future economic development of the Cairngorms National Park. A consultation on the diversification and development of the Park’s economy ends on Monday 7th April.

The Cairngorms Economic Forum is asking the business community – or indeed anyone with an interest – to contribute to the consultation by making their views known on the draft Economic Development and Diversification Strategy, which looks at future business activity and support in the Cairngorms National Park.

Grant Moir, Chief Executive at the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) said: “We would urge anyone with an interest to get involved in the consultation – it is a crucial piece of work to ensure that the economy of the Park continues to thrive and that we have the people, the homes and the infrastructure required to allow business growth and diversification in the future, while at the same time caring for our wonderful landscape and wildlife.”

Aberdeenshire Councillor and CNPA board member Katrina Farquhar added said: “The future economy of the Park is crucial to the success of our local businesses and we all have a responsibility to take part in this consultation and help shape the future economic development in the Park.  I would encourage anyone who runs a business, or is simply takes an interest, to take part in the consultation online and make sure their views and are known.”

The consultation is being led by the Cairngorms Economic Forum with support from the Cairngorms Business Partnership and the CNPA. To take part go here: The survey involves answering set questions based on the draft strategy.