Scottish Wild Land Group
The Scottish Wild Land Group (SWLG) is a wild land charity which is run wholly by volunteers. SWLG was established in 1982 to protect and conserve wild land in Scotland, and has campaigned on a wide range of issues.
We regularly produce our magazine, Wild Land News, which is free to members. Please join us today and help to give Scotland's wild places a voice.
You can follow the Group on Facebook and Twitter to receive regular updates, or go to our Articles and Consultations page to see recent articles from Wild Land News and SWLG responses to consultations on issues affecting Scotland's wild land. Copies of our accounts are available here.
Hilltracks Campaign Update...
SNP and Tories teamed up to vote against key amendments
In the Stage 3 debate on the amendments to the Planning Bill on 20th June the Tory and SNP MSPs teamed up en masse to vote against Andy Wightman's series of amendments. These quite moderate and reasonable proposals would have afforded a degree of protection to our wildest landscapes and also introduced a much needed right for the general public to have a voice in these developments. The MSPs were lobbied hard by Scottish Land and Estates and Scottish Renewables. Due to this, we have lost a key opportunity to change the law. However, we are definitely not giving up on this and will persist in our work. We will post a fuller comment on this failure of democracy and environmental protection in the next few days.
Read more about SWLG's work on hilltracks here.
Read previous SWLG news articles here.