A local authority has rejected a plan for a proposed gold and silver mine owned by Scotgold Resources at Cononish in the Grampian Highlands of mid-western Scotland due to environmental concerns.

The board of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, where a part of the mine is situated, said the proposal was rejected because of the visual impact of the waste management facility.

The company will appeal the decision to the Scottish Government in Edinburgh.