Challenge game to help plan future of the Clyde

The public is being invited to help produce a marine plan for the Firth of Clyde – via a role-playing game.

The Clyde Marine Planning Partnership (CMPP) is developing a regional marine plan and is holding a series of events, including at Arrochar.

These will include ‘Marine Spatial Planning Challenge’, a game which allows players to take on the role of different users of the marine environment and experience first-hand what marine planning entails.

The Arrochar event will be held in the Three Villages Hall from 7pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday May 23; it is free but places are limited – more information is available here.

CMPP chair Isabel Glasgow said: “The Clyde is one of the first of the 11 marine regions in Scotland to begin regional marine planning.

“Public awareness raising and effective engagement is vital to this process, but it will be a very real challenge; marine planning is not only a new concept to most of the people of the region but there are very large numbers involved.

“However, we are planning to use innovative techniques which will make best use of our resources to reach out to as many people as possible.”