Glen Roy will remain nature reserve
A LOCHABER tourist attraction will remain a nature reserve after a successful campaign to stop de- declaration.
Glen Roy national nature reserve ( NNR), near to Roy bridge, will stay as it is after Lochaber geopark asociation’s ( LGA) campaign went global.
The fragile mountainside imprints of the parallel roads of Glen Roy were carved by ancient glacial lakes and water repeatedly froze and melted on the hill, giving the appearance of roads.
Instead of facing de- declaration, SNH will now engage with LGA and the local community to develop the site’s features that will give it NNR status.
The move came following a meeting of Scottish natural heritage board last Friday. A spokesperson form LGA said: ‘ Lochaber geopark is naturally thrilled that NNR status has been maintained for Glen Roy.
‘ It is looking forward to working in partnership with SNH to bring the incredible landscape of Glen Roy to an even wider audience.’ .
The site is protected by Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), legislation. It was originally acquired by SNH in 1970 to protect it against proposed tree planting.
LGA has already opened a popular visitor centre at the entrance of the glen.