Three Rs make for a great Easter break
Forestry and Land Scotland is reminding everyone that enjoying a fun Easter weekend forest visits will depend on visitors remembering their three Rs - being respectful, responsible and resourceful.
With thousands of visitors making their way to the great outdoors over the Easter holidays a bit of kindness and consideration will go a long way to helping everyone having great days out.
The simple message is respect the countryside, other visitors and FLS staff, and plan ahead.
Stuart Chalmers FLS Visitor Services Manager, said:
“The Easter weekend is always a big celebration that marks the return of many visitors to our woodlands after the winter months. Getting back into green spaces and fresh air is a great boost for health and well-being and we’re expecting to welcome thousands of visitors to our 300 visitor destinations.
“We want to make sure that everyone has as enjoyable a visit as possible so we are asking all visitors remember their three Rs.
“Respect other visitors, local residents and our staff, and the countryside; behave responsibly – especially when parking and camping - and follow the Outdoor Access Code; and be resourceful by having a ‘plan B’ ready in case your first choice is busier than you’d expected.
“The outdoors is there for everyone to enjoy and the best way to ensure that your visit is as good as it can be is to help ensure that everyone else’s visit is just as good.”
Every year, FLS welcomes over ten million visitors a year to the forests and land it looks after. Simple actions, like parking sensibly, taking litter home and not lighting campfires, allow everyone to help play their part to look after these destinations so that they can be enjoyed now and in years to come.
Before setting out, visitors are advised to check online for the latest updates on all FLS’ destinations.
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Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) manages forests and land owned by Scottish Ministers in a way that supports and enables economically sustainable forestry; conserves and enhances the environment; delivers benefits for people and nature; and supports Scottish Ministers in their stewardship of Scotland's national forests and land.