Scottish Natural Heritage is holding a six-week consultation on a 10-year management plan for an internationally important site.

Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve (NNR) is a haven for many species of rare plants and lichens, as well as specialised upland species.

The consultation runs from 2 May to 13 June 2016. As part of this process two local drop-in sessions have been held at Laggan Village Hall and at the reserve itself.

Chris Donald, SNH’s South Highland operations manager, said: “We are keen to hear peoples’ views on the future management of the Creag Meagaidh reserve, which is a special place.

“We are committed to ensuring that the special qualities of the reserve continue to thrive, and that the Reserve continues to be a source of inspiration as a place for people and nature.”

“We renew reserve management plans every 10 years in a process which allows us to review previous actions; and considering what has worked and what needs to be reviewed. In developing the new plan, the views of our visitors, the people of Scotland, and other interests are important to us, hence this consultation.”

Creag Meagaidh forms a high-level plateau and it is home to those plants and animals which have adapted to the extreme environment. The NNR supports a range of internationally important habitats and species including blanket bog, high altitude heaths and dotterel.

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