Building the BIGGEST Weekend 2020!

We are well under way building the BIGGEST Weekend of Nature Events for the BIG Weekend 2020.  Explore the programme of events which took place in 2019 for a flavour of what too look forward to.   Be inspired by this short film from the Weekends Rural Skills Day…. What events are you looking for? […]

The BIG Weekend 2020…

We are starting to build the programme for next years Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend to be held on the 15th-17th May 2020. The BIG Weekend is a unique opportunity to reveal the exceptional wildlife and landscapes of the Cairngorms National Park, sharing with people the amazing projects many of us are working on to safeguard […]

Give a little back

If you love the Cairngorms National Park you may consider making a donation to The Cairngorms Trust.  They aim to inspire communities and visitors to love and support the landscapes, wildlife and local culture, they also encourage sustainable and community led local development within the Cairngorms National Park area. Just giving link  

Guest blog from Mark Flowers – BBC Springwatch Producer

Mark Flowers is the Series Producer for the BBC’s hugely popular ‘Watches’, which are based here in the Cairngorms for 2019.  We asked him to tell us about his first impressions of the Cairngorms National Park and why it is such a special place for nature. Ever since I can remember I have been fascinated […]

Spring bursts into life for Atholl Estates

Julia Duncan, Atholl Estates Ranger, updates us on what will be happening over the next few months in the Highland Perthshire part of the Cairngorms National Park. My first seasonal ranger post covered part of the Cairngorms National Park and now, six years later, I am back in the Park.  I’ve been in post here […]

Filming Wildlife in the Cairngorms

James Stevens is a wildlife photographer and filmmaker, born in Gloucestershire he now lives and works in the Cairngorms National Park.  James is the official cameraman at the BIG Weekend you can see some of his work on his website.   Veined with rich rivers, wind-beaten mountains, ancient Caledonian forests and enchanting lochs, the Cairngorms […]

Win a Family Landmark Park Adventure experience!

On the weekend of 10-13 May the Cairngorms National Park will be celebrating nature in a BIG way. Answer two quick questions to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic VIP weekend. Including 2 nights B&B at the amazing Fife Arms Hotel, a murder mystery dinner at Braemar Castle and a private Yellow Wellies landrover tour for two!

Ants, bugs and much more

Meet ‘Ant boy’ Xander, our Cairngorms Nature Young Ambassador.  He is passionate about insects and extremely knowledgeable.  He has created some fantastic short films to inspire you about the wonderful world of invertebrates.  Check out part one below. He will also be on hand at Landmark Park over the BIG Weekend to share his love […]

How nature is good for mental health

There has been a lot of media coverage about mental health and how being outside and immersing yourself in our natural world can be hugely beneficial and healing.  Pete Crane suffered brain damage as a result of viral encephalitis and credits part of his incredible healing journey with the time he spent outside in the […]

Get out in Nature

We are busy getting a fantastic programme of events together for 2019, so look out for Big Weekend News coming soon. In the meantime get out & enjoy the National Park by perhaps joining one of the Countryside Ranger Events taking place in the park at this time of year: Health Walk – Glen Tanar […]