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Changes to restriction levels in Cairngorms National Park

14th May 2021

From Monday (17 May), the majority of the Cairngorms National Park will move into Level Two of the Covid-19 Protection Levels as set out by Scottish Government. However, Moray will remain in Level Three due to ongoing concerns about higher than average cases of coronavirus there.

That means, that while most of the Park can enjoy greater freedoms, the tighter restrictions will continue in Moray, which includes the Tomintoul and Glenlivet areas of the Park. The Cairngorms National Park covers five local authority areas, Moray, Highland, Aberdeenshire, Angus and Perth & Kinross,

Residents and visitors to the Park are being encouraged to make themselves aware of what they can and can’t do depending on which part of the Park they are in. All the information on Protection Levels and guidance is available on the Scottish Government website.

Pete Crane, Head of Visitor Services at the Cairngorms National Park Authority said: “It is great news that the majority of mainland Scotland will now be in Level Two bringing with it a greater sense of freedom and enjoyment but the current situation in Moray does serve as a reminder that Covid-19 is still with us and people should still remember to follow FACTS – face coverings, avoid crowded places, clean hands regularly, two metre social distancing and self-isolate if you have symptoms.

“The Cairngorms National Park is definitely open and businesses and communities are ready to welcome visitors back safely but please do take notice of local advice and signage whether it’s in relation to Covid-19 or enjoying the outdoors responsibly.”

You can find out more information on the CNPA website including a map showing the local authority boundaries and further information is also available on what is open and ideas for things to see and do on the VisitCairngorms website.