Cairngorms National Park

Uath Lochans from Farleitter Crag, Kingussie

Land Management

Our Land Management Training and Knowledge Exchange programme aims to support and encourage people employed in estate management, agriculture, forestry, fisheries and other types of land-based businesses in the Park to improve their skills and expand their knowledge.

Man digging on heather moorInvesting in Rural Skills

During 2017 – 2018 we are 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 and pesticide use. You can apply now for the subsidy for any eligible training taking place.

Find out how to claim via our quick and easy application process

Courses and Events for 2018

Difficult Conversations, 17th January 2018, 10am to 4pm, Grantown-on-Spey, FREE

We are pleased to offer this one day course suitable for anyone in the land-based sector who is faced now and again with dealing with difficult meetings, colleagues, customers and other encounters in your work role.

Run in partnership with the Social Enterprise Academy, the tutor for the course is from an agriculture background with significant experience within the sector, and the course content will be tailored to a land-use sector audience.

For more details and how to book click this link.


Tree Planting Course, 31st March 2018, Grantown-on-Spey

This event is jointly organised by the Scottish Crofting Federation and the Woodland Trust, and is hosted by Lynbreck Croft near Grantown on Spey. A great opportunity to learn from a very hands-on approach to creating new, high quality native woodland. More information here.

Free to crofters and smallholders, £40 for others. To book contact Cathy on [email protected] or 01854 612 220


More courses to be announced soon.

Don’t miss out! Contact Catriona Campbell, t. 01479 870521 for more information on any of the above courses, to be added to our email mailing list for news of more courses, or to talk to us about what training you need.



Cairngorms Forest and Woodland Strategy Review – Scoping Meeting 15th March 2017

CFWS meeting notes


Current Strategy – Penny Lawson, CNPA

National Policy Context – John Risby, FCS

Enhancing Natural Capital – Andrew Heald, Confor

Value of Woodlands For Nature – David Hetherington, CNPA

New Strategy Proposals – Will Boyd Wallis, CNPA

 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – Research, Conservation and Partnership in the Cairngorms, 23rd March 2017

Snowbed Bryophytes – Neil Bell

Alpine Blue Sow Thistle in the Cairngorms – Aline Finger and Natacha Frachon

Montane Lichens – Rebecca Yahr