Scottish National Parks Debate

This  ‘Pie and a Pint‘ policy debate is hosted by the British Ecological Society – Scottish Policy Group BES-SPG and the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management CIEEM will aim to explore national parks in Scotland. 


Trossachs National Park. Dunblane, Scotland

Alongside our co-host CIEEM we will be exploring the topic of national parks in Scotland.

This event is open to all and will be hosted IN PERSON at Summer Hall in Edinburgh on Thursday 6th October 2022, 17:00-20:00.


17.00-17.30Networking + refreshments
17.30-18.30Opening remarks, speakers Presentations and Q&A
18.30-19.10Questions to debate with participants in breakout groups
19.10-20.00Grab a Pie and a Pint*


Brian Eardly, Biodiversity Team Policy Manager at the Scottish Government

John Mayhew, Director at The Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland

Chris Spray, Park Authority Board Member, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority

Dominic Hall Convener of the Glasgow National Park City

Grant Moir, Chief Executive at the Cairngorms National Park Authority


Registration is now closed. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for this event please contact


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*There will be a selection of vegan and vegetarian pies and non-alcoholic options are available.