The Scottish minister for environment and climate change has appointed Paul Easto to the board of the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA).
Easto was one of the co-founders of adventure tourism business Wilderness Scotland, which is based within the authority and operates throughout the Highlands.
He previously worked as a planning and development consultant in Edinburgh and then in South America with a youth development charity.
Duncan Bryden, convenor of the CNPA, said: “I am delighted to welcome Paul onto the Board, he brings with him a wealth of experience in rural and economic development as well as an intimate knowledge of the park.”
The part time position requires a time commitment of two to three days a month and lasts for four years.
The Cairngorms National Park Authority's board comprises 19 members. The Scottish Ministers appoint seven members, another seven are nominated to the board by the five councils in the park area and five are elected locally. All board members serve on the CNPA planning committee.
The Cairngorms National Park was established in 2003. It is the UK’s largest national park at 4,528 square km.
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