Thank you for being part of the BIG Weekend

As the sun sets on the fifth Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend, we wanted to extend a massive thank you to everyone who attended and all the Rangers and organisers involved in making it happen. The chairs are stacked, the marquees packed away and flags taken down, but the nature continues to thrive.  We hope you […]

Competition winners reach the top for Cairngorms Nature

CairnGorm Mountain hosted the awards ceremony of the Cairngorms Nature School Art Competition on Saturday at a special event as part of the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend. The competition was organised by the Cairngorms Rangers and over 250 entries were submitted across three age categories from 18 schools across the National Park. The theme of […]

A BIG Weekend for all the family

The Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend is all about bringing the family together in the outdoors to experience the wonders of nature; our habitats, wildlife and of course all the amazingly fun things you can do in the great outdoors. Looking to introduce your kids to nature and the outdoors? Then the BIG Weekend is the […]

Get down to the Braemar Hub!

Get down to the BIG Weekend hub! Look out for the BIG Marquee at the BIG Weekend Braemar Hub on Saturday 12 and take part in over a dozen different events for all the family from 10am to 10pm. Our very special guest Marra the Sea Eagle and her winged friends will be here all […]

BIG Weekend Art Competition is underway

School kids from around the Park have submitted their artwork in droves, we asked them what inspires them about nature and in particular the Cairngorms National Park mountains.   Our judges had a lot to go through, it took them quite a while to look at all the paintings, drawings, sculptures and even a cake! […]

Settle in with some Nature this BIG Weekend

Photo Red Sky (c) Lisa Marly Take a seat, grab some popcorn and settle in for some Nature with our BIG Weekend Film Nights. Join us and immerse yourself in a whole new world for a few hours from the comfort of your own chair. This is a great way to ease yourself into the BIG Weekend […]

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 […]