Effective delivery of Biodiversity Policy and Action in the Uplands of Scotland


This scoping study was supported in part by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Cairngorms National Park Authority in 2007.

The study aimed to examine current policy and practice in the uplands in order to identify specific barriers to the effective delivery of biodiversity action.

This was achieved through a compilation and critical analysis of biodiversity policy documents and interviews with key players at local, regional and national levels.

The focus at the local level was concentrated in three areas:

  • Cairngorms;
  • Dumfries & Galloway;
  • Argyll & Bute.

The output includes recommendations with regard to opportunities for more effective upland biodiversity delivery and monitoring as well as better integration of local and national processes.

Full citation: Milne, J., Macchi, M. and Price, M.F. (2007). Effective delivery of biodiversity policy and action in the uplands of Scotland. Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College UHI.