Cairngorms National Park

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Ranger Services

Countryside Rangers promote the enjoyment, understanding and care of the National Park. Their work is vital to the successful management of the National Park and the delivery of the National Park Partnership Plan.

children inspecting findings from a pond dipping event
Outdoor Learning

All rangers in Scotland work to deliver the following National Ranger aims:

  • To ensure a warm welcome and provide support to help people enjoy the outdoors;
  • To increase awareness, understanding, care and responsible use of the natural and cultural heritage; and
  • To support the sustainable management and use of the outdoors to meet a range of social, economic and environmental objectives.

Our vision for Ranger Services in the Cairngorms National Park is:

A high profile network of Cairngorms’ Rangers, connecting people with an outstanding National Park.

They work collaboratively to provide an innovative, inspirational and professional service. They are committed to enhancing public enjoyment, understanding and care of the outdoors; are focused on maintaining the quality and relevance of their work; and recognised, valued and supported by their employers, other related professions and the public.

Thirteen Ranger Services cover the National Park employed by a variety of organisations including local authorities, private estates, charitable trusts. The work of Rangers is paid for by their employer supported by grant aid and direct contributions from the public through donations, event charges, sale of guides and car park charges.

The CNPA grant aids seven of these Ranger Services and works with all of them to co-ordinate the network of Cairngorm’s Rangers.

Ranger Services in the Cairngorms National Park Infographic 2018
Ranger Services in the Cairngorms National Park Infographic 2018

For more about the Ranger Services across the Park here.