Environmental charities want seven areas of the Scottish countryside to be established as National Parks, including two in the borders.
The Cheviots, which straddle the border with Northumberland and the National Forrest Park in Galloway, have been put forward by The Scottish Campaign for National Parks and the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland.
The charities hope it would help to protect some of the world's best landscapes, as there are currently only two national parks in Scotland.
"The time is right to renew this call. In Galloway we already have 3 National Scenic Areas, a National Forest Park, the highest mountain outside the Highlands, the Dark Sky designation and the Biosphere as well as a stunning diversity of lowland and coastal landscape.
"The case for a Galloway National Park is a very strong one - particularly since the need to protect the remaining natural wild land of Scotland has never been greater."
– Alex Fergusson MSP, Galloway and West Dumfries, Conservatives
The new organisers of the Galloway Country Fair said their first year in charge has been a big success. It is the 11th year of the show and its 2nd year at Drumlanrig Castle. Its aim is to promote local and rural businesses and provide a boost to the rural economy.