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BIG weekend art competition

“It’s great to see children so engaged with nature and the land that surrounds them which they translate into wonderful and insightful works of art.” Ann Vastano, Scottish Highland artist From nursery to high school, kids all over the Park will take part in the annual BIG Weekend Art Competition, making their own works of […]

Meet some of the most iconic Cairngorms creatures

Meet some of the most iconic but elusive Cairngorms creatures at the BIG Weekend this May! Join expert local guides from Speyside Wildlife for a memorable wildlife experience, get up close and personal from the warmth of a baited hide on the Rothiemurchus estate or take a full days trip out into the Spey Valley, […]

The place of people in the landscape

Rewilding & Repeopling The Cairngorms National Park is well known for its exceptionally high nature value and is often held up as an example of Britain’s last great wilderness. It is also an extremely attractive place to live and work, with an increasing population and thriving economy. Ecological restoration and rural regeneration are key issues […]

Visit Scotland’s newest nature reserve

Visit Scotland’s newest and largest National Nature Reserve this BIG Weekend! Join us on foot or on bike at Mar Lodge Estate and discover the story of the estate and the wildlife that lives here. Walk and talk with a The National Trust for Scotland ecologist to look at how they are working to restore […]

Meet the masters of the skies

  This May meet the masters of the skies at the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend! Join us in Braemar where the magnificent birds of prey will be on display for you to see close up, then watch as they perform two swooping aerial demonstrations showing of their mastery of the skies. Marra, the celebrity sea […]