Cairngorms NP

11thAugust 2021

Wood ants guide


This comprehensive guide provides information about Wood Ants, an ecologically important group of insects. Wood Ants are a priority for conservation in the Cairngorms National Park, and they are a keystone species in forest ecosystems. Hard copies (ring-bound and laminated for field use) can be requested by email.

1stAugust 2019

Outdoor Learning in Badenoch and Strathspey


This summary document provides the results of an outdoor learning audit undertaken in schools throughout Badenoch and Strathspey in 2017/18. It found extremely high levels of engagement with outdoor learning, with activity generally occurring across the curriculum, and a strong outdoor culture across many schools.

25thApril 2019

Gaelic Outdoor Opportunities


Spòrs Gàidhlig provides opportunities for young people to use Gaelic through safe, fun and adventurous activities. Spòrs Gàidhlig caters for Gaelic speakers, Gaelic learners and those new to the language. Find out more and book online via the link below.

15thNovember 2018

Women in Wellies – rural sector careers


The aim of Women in Wellies is to encourage young women to consider pursuing careers in the rural sector. This 2018 event held in Cairngorms National Park generated ideas and information including video of talks, available via the link below, presented by women who are making their living working in [...]

20thApril 2017

2017/18 Cairngorms National Park travel grant scheme is now open!


The scheme is open to all schools in Scotland and voluntary groups who experience disadvantage, to make educational trips to the Cairngorms National Park. Grants of up to £200 or 75% of travel costs are available to cover the costs of transport, which is known to be a key barrier [...]

20thApril 2017

The new Cairngorms National Park Partnership Plan (2017-2022)


The natural heritage of the Cairngorms creates ‘outstanding opportunities for outdoor learning’. In the plan, Priority Project 6 (pp. 38-41) describes opportunities for Learning and Inclusion. This identifies opportunities to expand outdoor learning to the wider community, sustain and expand programmes like the John Muir Award and Junior Ranger Programmes, [...]