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Visitor Rangers Team Ready to Begin Work As Tourist Season Approaches

The new Visitor Rangers alonside representatives from Scottish Fire and Rescue and Police Scotland

With tourist season fast approaching, a team of 10 Visitor Rangers are ready to start work across the Perth & Kinross countryside. 

The Council launched the scheme last year in response to the huge number of visitors during the summer of 2020.

The rangers have a key role in welcoming tourists and signposting them towards local beauty spots. 

Perth & Kinross Council’s depute director of communities Clare Mailer said: “The Visitor Rangers initiative was incredibly popular last year, with visitors and residents alike. 

“We’ll have more rangers on the ground this year so they will be able to cover an even bigger area than before.

“Lockdown restrictions might have eased but we’re expecting another busy season.”

The team also tours popular locations with campers to remind them of their responsibilities according to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Whilst most behave responsibly, there have been issues in the past with litter and anti-social behaviour. 

Heartland FM also spoke with three Highland Ward councillors – John Duff, Xander McDade and Mike Williamson – who all showed support for the initiative. 

Any residents who wish to report an issue can do so by emailing visitormanagementgroup@pkc.gov.uk.

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