The Cairngorms National Park has a rich natural and cultural heritage, and unlocking the language of the land gives a new way to see the landscapes. Place names can tell us the history of particular areas: the way that people used to live and work; the ecology of a place; culture of songs, stories, poetry.
Take the time to explore the map and click on the icons to see place name entries. Read the stories, study the images, listen to pronunciations and learn about place-name heritage. The information on the map is provided by users of the Literary Landscapes resource where each place name entry is logged by school groups and individuals. The map has been developed in partnership with Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.