Method of Working & Timeframe
The working groups comprise approximately 10-15 individuals. Each working group has been assigned a Chair who is a member of the SLA Executive Committee and a Deputy Chair and Secretary from other members of the working group.
Working groups are meeting frequently (4-6 weeks intervals) for a period of 6 months. A joint meeting to share progress and experience will be held in November 2019. The Executive Committee will oversee collation of the working group reports for final publication in February 2020.
In order to provide some consistency of approach each group will be asked to address the following questions within their agreed priority topic areas:
Purpose of the Working Groups
To gather evidence and opinion to inform the development of a set of clear and ambitious recommendations for the future of landscape-related policy in Scotland in order to strengthen its role in delivering Scotland’s national outcomes and Scotland’s contribution to embedding the principles of the European Landscape Convention and UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Structure of the Working Groups
Three time-limited working groups have been established. The scope of their work is framed by an overarching principle of landscape and placemaking for public benefit and underpinned by recognition of the need for effective stewardship and management of landscape and place.
|Overarching principle: Landscape and Placemaking for Public Benefit|
|Working Group 1 |
Landscape for health and wellbeing
|Working Group 2 |
Landscape and resilience to environmental challenges
|Working Group 3
Landscape, land use and economy
|Underpinning process: Effective stewardship and management of landscape and place|
To help with this process, the SLA commissioned two pieces of research: ‘Issues and Challenges Facing Scotland’s Landscapes’ and ‘Current Policy and Legislative Framework for Landscape in Scotland.’
Method of Working, Timeframe and Outputs
The working groups comprise 10-15 individuals from all organisations within the SLA and each group chaired by a member of the SLA Executive Committee and supported by a deputy Chair. Working groups met between August 2019 to February 2020 with a joint meeting to share progress and align messages in November 2019.
The Executive Committee will oversee collation of the working group reports for final publication in July 2020.