A wild landscape in the making

Cairngorms Connect is a partnership of neighbouring land managers, committed to a bold and ambitious 200-year vision to enhance habitats, species and ecological processes across a vast area within the Cairngorms National Park.

About Cairngorms Connect


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Cairngorms Connect Projects


What we're working on right now.

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Big Ideas

Highlights Report

An update on progress 

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Since 2019...

Non-native conifer removalNon-native conifer removal 5791 hectares
Pinewood field layer grazed or cutPinewood field layer grazed or cut 1122 hectares
Scots pine plantation restructuringScots pine plantation restructuring 1914 hectares
Staff employed across the partnershipStaff employed across the partnership 60+ full time equivalent
Deer management across the entire areaDeer management across the entire area 60000 hectares
Peatland restorationPeatland restoration 1184.5 hectares
Floodplain restorationFloodplain restoration 20 hectares
New native woodland plantedNew native woodland planted 1253 hectares
Endangered Landscapes & Seascapes Programme funding spent locallyEndangered Landscapes & Seascapes Programme funding spent locally £1929845

Illustrations by Holly Acland

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Cairngorms Connect introduction

Latest News

Jan 9, 2024

Naturally regenerating trees have increased by around 25% in six years at Invereshie and Inshriach National Nature Reserve (NNR), a new survey shows.

Dec 7, 2023

Winter is upon us and snowy views accompany us on our work across the Partnership as we take time to reflect on the highlights from 2023.

Nov 30, 2023

The Cairngorms Connect Partnership has won the Landscape Restoration Award at RSPB Scotland’s Nature of Scotland Awards 2023.

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