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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-01911
Asked by: Pam Gosal, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 27 July 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of recent reports regarding deaths and people getting into difficulty in the water, what plans it has to review the funding arrangements for the park rangers of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

Current status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 26 August 2021


Answer

In light of the tragic incidents over the weekend of 24 th & 25 th July 2021, the LLTTNPA have held a series of urgent meetings with each of the local authorities, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. These partnership meetings are aimed at reviewing existing water safety measures and identifying any potential further actions to be taken both in the short and the longer term.

The next Scottish Government annual budget review will take place in September 2021 for 2022-2023 period. The review will provide LLTNPA with an opportunity to outline to the Scottish Government their planned and committed expenditure and any additional needs for funding taking into account developments and events over the last 12 months.