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Commit to the Cairngorms National Park

20th November 2018

Are you passionate about the Cairngorms National Park and want to ensure that it is cared for, sustained and enhanced for current and future generations to enjoy? Then why not consider standing in the Cairngorms National Park Authority board elections in March 2019.

Park residents elect five members to the CNPA board, with their job being to guide the work of the Park Authority through three main areas of work: Conservation, Visitor Experience and Rural Development while ensuring the aims of the Park are being met.

Board Convener Xander McDade said: “The Cairngorms National Park is a truly special place. We have I8,000 people here, living alongside rare species, we have the highest and most massive mountain range in the UK and the biggest native forests. Our rivers and lochs are pristine and with outstanding recreational experiences, it’s no wonder it is a holiday destination for over 1.8 million visitors.

“Such a unique location needs special care and we are keen to see candidates coming forward for the forthcoming board elections that can demonstrate a passion for the Cairngorms National Park across all different sectors and interests. It is a varied and rewarding role and I would encourage anyone who has the two or three days a month to commit to the Park to stand as a candidate.”

The CNPA board guide the work of the Park Authority and make strategic decisions on how the CNPA contributes to delivering the aims of the Park, as well as acting as ambassadors representing the National Park and the CNPA. They also attend a variety of board and committee meetings, such as planning and finance, with the role being remunerated.

The Highland Council are managing the CNPA direct elections and information for potential candidates can be found on their website and there is lots more information about the work of the Park Authority and what it’s like to be a board member here.

The CNPA is also hosting a series of meetings where people can find out more about being a board member. All meetings are from 7pm-8pm.

  • 26th November, CNPA offices, Grantown
  • 27th November, Community Hall, Newtonmore
  • 3rd December, V&A Halls, Ballater
  • 13th December, Discovery Centre, Tomintoul
  • 17th December, The Hub, Aviemore

Alternatively for more information please call: 01479 873535.