21st January 2016
A major consultation on the future management of one of Scotland’s most iconic locations is underway and a drop-in meeting in Aviemore next month will give people an opportunity to find out more and share their views.
The Cairngorm and Glenmore area of the Cairngorms National Park is the focus of the 14 week exercise, which aims to develop a long term strategy for the management of the publicly owned land in this special area.
On Thursday 4th February, anyone with an interest is encouraged to go along to the Cairngorm Hotel in Aviemore between 4pm-7pm to find out more.
Cairngorm and Glenmore – with neighbouring Rothiemurchus – sit at the heart of some of Scotland’s most important nature conservation sites, attracts over 1 million visits per year and contributes £172 million to the economy of Badenoch & Strathspey.
The Cairngorms National Park Authority is managing the process on behalf of the Cairngorm and Glenmore Partnership, which is made of up of Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Forest Enterprise Scotland as landowners and managers in the area, along with Scottish Natural Heritage and The Highland Council.
These partners are also working directly with businesses in the locality including the Scottish Youth Hostels Association, Glenmore Lodge, Cairngorm Reindeer Company, Camping in the Forest, Loch Morlich Watersports, High Life Highland and the and Glenmore Shop & Café. Furthermore, Natural Retreats – the company which now leases the ski operation from HIE – are consulting in tandem on their future plans for Cairngorm Mountain.
If you cannot attend the event you can view the proposals and make your views known online by visiting the CNPA website.