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Primary school pupils asked to design logo for moorland project

25th January 2005

Primary school pupils in the Cairngorms National Park are being encouraged to design a logo for the Cairngorms Moorland Project.

Although the initiative has been up and running since July 2003, the Cairngorms Moorland Project has – until now – been lacking a logo! So budding young artists in the Park are being asked to think creatively and come up with a suitable design which they think illustrates what moorlands are all about – whether it’s wildlife, agriculture or recreation, for example.

The Cairngorms Moorland Project aims to raise awareness of the importance of moorlands in and around the Cairngorms National Park, and the part that people play in maintaining these valuable areas. Over the next few years the project will be promoting the importance of moorland management – economically, culturally and for wildlife.

There are two demonstration moors in the Cairngorms National Park – Blairfindy Moor near Tomintoul on the Glenlivet Estate and Balnaboth Moor in Glen Prosen. Both are used to demonstrate best practice in moorland management and are an educational resource where groups of any age can take part in guided walks and other activities to learn more about moorlands.

A letter has been sent to all primary schools in the National Park to highlight the competition. And to help inspire potential designers, Moorland Project staff are visiting schools in the area to help children learn more about the initiative and gain a greater understanding of moorlands and the types of wildlife that can be found there.

The winning logo will be used on all Moorland Project promotional material and the designer of the winning logo will receive a book token worth £30, with two runners-up prizes of £20 and £10 respectively. The closing date for the logo competition is Sunday 1st May.

For more information on the Cairngorms Moorland Project or to arrange a visit, please contact:

Gail Renwick
Tel: 01241 828032
gailrenwick@cairngorms.co.uk

or Juliet Robinson
Tel: 01479 870539
julietrobinson@cairngorms.co.uk