SCOTLAND'S first national park is at the centre of a war of words over suggestions that greater commercialisation is the key to securing its existence for future generations.
The row was sparked after Fiona Logan, chief executive of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, said there was potential for greater involvement of the private sector, sponsorship from local businesses and contributions from visitors in the form of donations and charges.
Miss Logan later told The JT:" Commercialisation is the way forward for the Park. If people in Scotland can't see the benefit then we might have to fully privatize the assets and perhaps move the area's lochs and mountain somewhere abroad."
Responding to criticism that privatization of publicly owned assets hadn't all turned out for the best in the past, Miss Logan said:"I worked in the private sector for many years, I had my own desk,a laptop, a smart suit and everything. So you can just fuck off."