Cairngorms National Park

Uath Lochans from Farleitter Crag, Kingussie

Farming

The Cairngorms have always been home to some of the highest quality farming in the UK. Our farmers produce the highest quality, naturally reared beef, lamb and pork.

The sustainable way that the farmers and crofters manage the land has helped shape the rich and iconic landscapes of the park.

Farming is undergoing great changes, with farmers and crofters stretched further in providing the economic, social and environmental benefits needed by their area. It is vital that the good work practiced by our farmers and crofters continues and the National Park Authority is doing everything it can to make sure it does, through advice, support, various projects and special learning events.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority is working to provide support to Farmers, Smallholders and Crofters in the National Park. We can help with advice on management including best practice, guidelines and regulations.

As well as that, we can provide help with finding and applying for funding sources, including SRDP, for:

  • Woodland Enhancement or ExpansionharvestingWEB
  • Diffuse Pollution
  • Wet Grassland Restoration or Enhancement
  • Hill & Upland Management
  • Agri-Environment Applications and Management
  • LEAF Membership
  • Outdoor Access and Recreation
  • Diversification

You may also be eligible for funding for training from the Land Management Training Project
Find out more about SRDP or other ways to access funding.

For more information

Contact

Bruce McConachie, Land Management Adviser, tel: 01479 870 550 or 07590 258 613.