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17 January, 2018

Locals asked for their views as Corrie Fee NNR public consultation begins

Local people are being asked for their views about the future plans for an Angus nature reserve.

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) wants to hear from local people, and others who visit the nature reserve, about Corrie Fee National Nature Reserve (NNR) to help prepare a new ten-year plan.

Corrie Fee is a popular destination for walkers, photographers and naturalists visiting the Angus Glens. Sitting above Glen Doll at the head of Glen Clova, the corrie is a stunning upland amphitheatre sculpted by the power of the last ice age. The reserve shelters internationally-rare and endangered plants, as well as iconic Scottish birds such as golden eagles.

The reserve is visited by over 14,000 people every year who wander up forest tracks, or pass through while heading to the summits of Dreish and Mayar beyond. The views of those who are interested in conserving the site for the future are being sought over the next six weeks.

Shona Smith, the reserve manager, said, “Corrie Fee is a special place and we’re really grateful to all the people who help keep it that way. We’d love to hear your views about what you love about it, if anything would improve your experience on the reserve, and how and what you’d like to learn about Corrie Fee.”

SNH has published a draft plan and a consultation leaflet and will be holding a free drop-in event on Friday 9th February at the Glen Clova Hotel, between 4pm and 7pm. Consultation leaflets and more information may be downloaded from the NNR website (http://www.nnr-scotland.org.uk/corrie-fee/management/management-planning/) or by e -mailing SNH at NNR@snh.gov.uk.

The consultation period runs from 17th January until 28th February 2018.

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Contact SNH press & PR officer, Vicki Mowat, on 0131 316 2659 or vicki.mowat@snh.gov.uk (Tuesday to Friday) or the SNH main press office on 01463 725 022 (Monday).

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Notes to editors

Corrie Fee is one of about 45 NNRs in Scotland. NNRs are special places that look after some of the best of Scotland’s nature on behalf of everyone who lives or visits Scotland, and they provide unique opportunities to visit, enjoy and learn more about Scotland’s nature. For more information, see www.nnr-scotland.org.uk.

Helping more people experience and enjoy nature in this way is one of the priorities of the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy.

Scottish Natural Heritage is the government's adviser on all aspects of nature and landscape across Scotland. Our role is to help people understand, value and enjoy Scotland's nature now and in the future. For more information, visit our website at www.nature.scot or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SNH_Tweets

Tha Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba na buidheann comhairleachaidh dhan riaghaltas a thaobh nàdair agus seallaidhean-tìre air feadh Alba. ’S e an dleastanas a th’ againn cuideachadh a thoirt do dhaoine gus tuigse, luach agus tlachd fhaighinn bho nàdar na h-Alba, an-dràsta agus san àm ri teachd. Airson tuilleadh fiosrachaidh, tadhail air www.nature.scot/gaelic  no lean sinn air Twitter aig http://twitter.com/SNH_Tweets

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