Cairngorms National Park

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Super Dogs is super fun – but with a serious message

19th April 2011

A fun day out for dogs and their owners is taking place in Pitlochry next weekend (Saturday 30 April) which aims to promote responsible outdoor access with dogs.

Pitlochry Superdog, which takes place from 12pm-4pm at the town’s recreation ground – The Rec – has been organised by the Atholl Estates Ranger Service in partnership with the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) and the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA).

Atholl Estates Ranger, Polly Freeman explained: “Pitlochry Superdog is set to be an entertaining afternoon of activities, dog training and demonstrations – including from the Search and Rescue Dogs Association. The day is about general awareness raising with the aim of encouraging people to enjoy the great outdoors with their dogs but to do so in a way that is responsible – as well as fun!”

Fran Pothecary, CNPA Outdoor Access Officer said: “The CNPA has been working hard with rangers and land managers to promote responsible outdoor access with dogs in its widest sense including encouraging people to pick up after their dog and ensuring their dog is under proper control in the outdoors. Spring time is especially important for young lambs and for ground nesting birds so we will be able to give dog owners some advice on what to do and how to act, as they enjoy their usual dog walking.”

For more information on Pitlochry Superdog please contact Polly Freeman on tel: 01796 481355 or email