The Friends of the Pentlands’ purposes are:

  • To protect and enhance the natural beauty and upland character of the Pentland Hills its waters and surrounding countryside. Declaring that “the Pentlands” shall mean the Pentland Hills and surrounding countryside
  • To protect and enhance the natural and cultural heritage and features of public amenity within this area
  • To encourage respect for the quality of life of those who live and work within this area
  • To carry out environmental projects that enhance public access and biodiversity
  • To encourage high standards of design in all work undertaken within this area
  • To provide an annual programme of activities to foster the enjoyment of healthy exercise, an appreciation of the environment and social and cultural history
  • To promote the forming of appropriate planning policies, compatible with these purposes, through the considered long term development plan process and their effective and consistent implementation
  • To stimulate public interest in these purposes by means of publications, meetings, exhibitions, appeals and other forms of publicity
  • To co-operate with other bodies to promote the foregoing purposes


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