Date lodged: 10 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has for the Scottish Scenic Routes initiative; how many scenic routes have been established so far; what their impact has been, and how many more are planned.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 21 November 2017
The pilot Scottish Scenic Routes projects have delivered eight permanent installations and one mobile installation.
These have been built in the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, the Cairngorms National Park and on land managed by Scottish Canals near Laggan.
The final installation as part of this pilot phase was opened earlier this year in the Cairngorms National Park. This forms part of a ‘Snow Roads Scenic Route’ comprising three newly designed viewpoints which the Cairngorms National Park Authority and its partners have developed to enhance visitors’ experience of the Scottish landscape and to provide an opportunity to involve young architects. The Snow Roads project recently won two awards in the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2017, in the ‘Place’ and ‘Peoples’ Choice’ Award categories.
No decision has been taken on the future of the Scottish Scenic Routes initiative.