National park shortlisted for top award
LOCH Lomond and the Trossachs has been shortlisted for the title of National Park of the Year 2017.
It is the only Scottish national park named in the five finalists for the title by BBC’s Countryfile Magazine.
Now in their sixth year, the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2017 are a celebration of the British countryside and its people, from great heritage attractions and favourite holiday destinations to the best nature reserves and the finest rural pubs.
This year’s awards feature 12 categories, launching in the February 2017 issue of BBC’s Countryfile Mag
azine and went online on January 19.
Gordon Watson, chief executive of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, said: ‘Loch Lomond and the Trossachs is an incredibly special place with rolling lowland landscapes to high mountains, lochs and rivers, forests and woodlands.
‘It’s also a living, working landscape, home to many wildlife as well as offering a huge range of recreational activities for visitors to enjoy.’
The winners are decided by public vote and will be announced mid-March. Voting is open from January 19 until February 28 2017.
You can vote online on the BBC’s Countryfile Magazine website www.countryfile. com/awards.
Alternatively you can vote by post, sending in the form printed in the February issue of the publication to BBC Countryfile Magazine, Tower House, Fairfax Street, Bristol, BS1 3BN.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park boasts spectacular scenery in a diverse landscape.