Megan Lawrence, a student at the University of Edinburgh, is looking for volunteers who would be willing to be interviewed about their thoughts on Scotland’s National Parks and urban green spaces. To quote Megan directly, “we’d like the hear whether local residents value National Parks, what their experience is with them, and what they’d like the future of National Parks to look like.”
She goes on to explain “The results of the study will be used by both the Scottish Government and the Glasgow National Park City Campaign to inform future consultation and designation of National Parks in Scotland.
Interview participants will be included throughout the process and will be provided with a first look at the final report to ensure anything they have said has not been misrepresented or misinterpreted. The final report and findings will then be presented to the Scottish Parliament on 29th April. If capacity limits allow, interview participants will be invited to attend this session if they are interested. “
The interviews will last for around 30 minutes and can be conducted face-to-face or over the phone/on Teams/Zoom. In line with the University of Edinburgh’s policies, the interview methods will be subjected to appropriate ethics approval and all data will be anonymised and handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
Anyone interested in participating can either email Meghan at M.C.C.Lawrence@sms.ed.ac.uk or phone her on 07808542818.