Cairngorms National Park

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Mar Lodge Estate review

29th November 2011

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) has published an independent report into its management of Mar Lodge Estate in the Cairngorms National Park.

This is the largest property owned by the conservation charity. The independent review considered the Trust’s approach to woodland, moorland and deer management at Mar Lodge Estate – with specific reference to deer culling and fencing – following sustained criticism from some quarters.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority was pleased to contribute to the review.

CNPA Strategic Land Use Director Hamish Trench said: “The Cairngorms National Park Authority welcomes publication of the independent review and we look forward to working with NTS to take forward its recommendations. We are pleased the report sets the management of the estate in a long term vision of 100-200 years and proposes a pragmatic approach to delivering both the conservation and sporting objectives which are so important to Mar Lodge Estate and to the Cairngorms National Park. Mar Lodge Estate already delivers significant benefit to the conservation, economy and visitor experience of the National Park and we look forward to working with NTS in managing this special place to enhance these benefits further.”

Read the full report and NTS press release.