Martyn McLaughlin: National park idea has fallen from favour

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It’s 14 years since the second national park was created, and it’s likely to be the last, writes Martyn McLaughlin For a nation spoilt with an abundance of breathtaking landscapes, it is perhaps surprising that Scotland had to rely on a Welshman to alert the wider world to its…

When Thomas Pennant, a naturalist and antiquarian, set out on his travels in the summer of 1769, he was ploughing a lonely furrow.

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Those who did so conflated politics with place, perpetuating the image of a dangerous and…

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