Where was Scot­land?

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SOME OF YOU may have caught our Best of Bri­tain piece in the Septem­ber is­sue, which fo­cused on Ar­eas of Out­stand­ing Nat­u­ral Beauty. This is a des­ig­na­tion that is ap­plied in Eng­land, Wales and North­ern Ire­land, which be­tween them have 46 AONBS. We were able to in­clude only a few in our ar­ti­cle. But what about Scot­land? Reader Lisa Hind asked why the na­tion had been left out of our Best of Bri­tain se­lec­tion. Scot­land’s pro­tected land­scapes are known as Na­tional Scenic Ar­eas and there are 40 of them, cov­er­ing 13% of the coun­try. The des­ig­na­tion de­fines an NSA as an area ‘of out­stand­ing scenic value in a na­tional con­text’. These are land­scapes not to be missed and will be revisited in fu­ture is­sues of the magazine. There is no doubt that these beau­ti­ful pro­tected ar­eas con­trib­ute a great deal to Bri­tain’s econ­omy in terms of vis­i­tor num­bers and spend, and that our pas­time plays an im­por­tant part in sus­tain­ing them.

Scot­land’s 40 Na­tional Scenic Ar­eas in­clude Skye’s fine land­scapes

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