The place of people in the landscape

Rewilding & Repeopling

Corriechullie Farm and the Cairngorm Mountains, Grantown-on-Spey.

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 for Scotland’s National Parks.

As part of the BIG Weekend opening night come along to Boat of Garten Community Hall and join a fantastic line-up of expert speakers for a lively and informative discussion around Re-wilding and Re-peopling.

We will be joined by Calum Macleod, the new Policy Director for Community Land Scotland, a sustainable development consultant and academic, having taught postgraduate Master courses on ‘Political Ecology’ and ‘Human Dimensions of Environmental Change and Sustainability’ at the The University of Edinburgh.

Frans Schepers, Managing Director and one of the founders of Rewilding Europe, with a professional career that spans over 30 years, he specialised in developing conservation strategies, freshwater and species conservation, ecological networks, protected areas and rewilding landscapes.

Rob McMorran, Research Associate with the Wildland Research Institute and lecturer for the Environment and Countryside department at SRUC, is interested in forestry management and policy, land tenure and wild land and re-wilding and has worked with Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland, Cairngorms National Park, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and the John Muir Trust.

And this, all chaired by Deborah Long, previous head of Plantlife Scotland and currently Programme Director for GROW at University of Dundee.

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