Saving Wildcats in the Cairngorms National Park webinar, Friday 14th May, 19:00

Would you like to glimpse a wildcat in the Cairngorms National Park? Well here’s your chance at the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend. Saving Wildcats, the partnership project led by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, intends to restore Scotland’s wildcat population by releasing captive-bred individuals into the wild. To be successful, this approach requires long […]

Get creative and WIN with Cairngorms Nature Art Competition 2021

One of the highlights of the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend has always been the Children’s Art Competition.  Every year we receive hundreds of amazing entries from across the National Park, and last year we opened the competition up to any primary school aged child, regardless of where they live! Get your children. grandchildren, nieces and […]

Songwriting workshop with Jenny Sturgeon

We are delighted to be working with singer songwriter Jenny Sturgeon over the BIG 10 Days.  She was supposed to be opening the BIG Weekend with the Highland launch of her new album The Living Mountain – inspired by Nan Shepherd.  Instead she has created a fantastic workshop on songwriting.  The session will hast 90mins […]

Cairngorms Nature Schools Art Competition – COVID 19 UPDATE

Due to COVID 19 Pandemic the art competition has been changed this year.  We will be launching an online Nature Art competition during the BIG 10 Days of Nature and entries will be welcomed from all children. We are asking children to paint draw or model a piece of artwork on the theme, “Wildlife near […]

Passionate about the Cairngorms National Park

We are working with partners, businesses, communities and businesses on an amazing programme of events for this year’s BIG Weekend. Many people living, working and visiting the Cairngorms National Park are passionate about the landscapes, habitats and wildlife that live in this special place, take a look at this video clip on finding new sites […]

Spaces for Nature and People

Cairngorms Nature is working with Dulaig Park renovation group looking into creating an amazing space for people and nature in Grantown on Spey. We are giving advice and help on maintaining the burn that flows through Dulaig park, a great wildlife haven used by otters, lampreys and spawning fish, whilst engaging the community to encourage […]

Bringing Nature Indoors – Care Homes

As part of this years BIG Weekend Planning we are working with Care Homes in Grantown on Spey on a Bringing Nature Indoors BIG Project. Many of our care home community are no longer able to readily access the outdoors and get the health and wellbeing benefits of being in nature.  Therefore the Cairngorm Nature […]