Protecting our green belts

St Andrews' green belt is one of only a handful in Scotland.
St Andrews' green belt is one of only a handful in Scotland.

Scotland’s green belts come under the microscope at a special meeting in St Andrews tomorrow.

Local environmental organisation STEPAL has organised a public meeting to consider the future of the handful of green belts in Scotland in the light of increasing pressures for development.

Speakers will include Duncan Campbell of the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland and the Cockburn Association, local campaigner Penny Uprichard and MSP Willie Rennie will chair the meeting and provide the Holyrood perspective.

Mary Jack, chairman of STEPAL, said: “St Andrews Green Belt has been under threat from development since its establishment in 2012. Managing the issues of development and conservation will be a key issue.”

The meeting is at Hope Park and Martyrs Church Hall on Thursday (October 6) at 7.30pm.