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Rallying call for park campaign
Cairngorms National Park sign
Cairngorms National Park runs along the council's boundary
Residents have been urged to back a campaign to extend the boundaries of the Cairngorms National Park into Highland Perthshire.

Perth and Kinross Council said the park currently ran along the authority's boundary for administrative rather than natural heritage reasons.

It has been proposed to extend its border to take in Blair Atholl and the northern part of Glenshee.

Holyrood's environment committee will discuss the issue at a future meeting.

North Tayside Nationalist MSP John Swinney has introduced a bill into the Scottish Parliament to extend the park boundaries.

Campaign group Parc, the Perthshire Alliance for the Real Cairngorms, brings together a number of local and national bodies.

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