Land Management Training Project

Since 2011 the Land Management Training Project has delivered bespoke training events and supported short rural skills courses for land based businesses within, or partly within, the Cairngorms National Park.

During 2015/16 we will be continuing to support training in key practical rural skills by reimbursing 30% of the cost of short courses in topics such as off road vehicle driving, chainsaw operation, deer stalking, habitat monitoring, pesticide use and first aid. Find out how to claim via our quick and easy application process here.

We will also be running a series of free courses and events open to everyone on a range of subjects of broad interest to land managers. Keep an eye on this page for updates on what’s happening throughout the year, or email [email protected] to be added to our email circulation list.

Courses and Events for 2015

Forest Management for Priority Species (witih Kenny Kortland, FE)

       A practical approach including indoor and outdoor sessions, free.

2 June, Ballater                            


Wood ants: Awareness and Identification (with Hayley Wiswell, CNPA)

An outdoor workshop open to all, free.

3 June, Strathspey

10 June, Deeside                         


Females Only Deer Stalking, DSC1

A two day training and assessment open to females only, course fees and travel subsidised by 50% (approx cost to trainees £130).

25/26 June, Creag Meagaidh NNR Just a few places left...BOOK NOW


Sheep Shearing

One day practical course to be held in June at Ballintomb Farm, Strathspey, dates TBC. Cost subsidised by 50%, cost to trainees only £90. Further courses can be arranged in other locations according to demand - get in touch if you are interested.


For details on any of the above, contact

Penny Lawson
Tel: 01479 870519 or email: [email protected]