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Cairngorms Upland Advisory Group (CUAG)

The Cairngorms Upland Advisory Group (CUAG) was established in 2018 and draws its membership from organisations and groups which have an interest in upland management issues in and around the Cairngorms National Park

Meetings are held 2 to 3 times a year, depending on the level of business to discuss, and will be Chaired by a Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) Board Member with CNPA providing secretariat support. Its main functions are:

  1. To promote better communication and understanding between all organisations with an interest in upland management in the Cairngorms National Park.
  2. To advise the Cairngorms National Park Authority on upland management and, in particular, integration of the different land management sectors within the Park
  3. To share examples of good practice and strengthen the skills base in the sector
  4. To share latest research, relevant to upland management in the Cairngorms to inform future land-use strategy

CUAG membership will be drawn from the following organisations and groups which have an interest in upland management issues in and around the Cairngorms National Park. When appropriate, other invited specialists will be asked to join specific meetings.

RepOrganisation
Deirdre FalconerAssociaton of Cairngorms Communities (AoCC)
John GriersonAoCC
Alison HesterJames Hutton Institute (JHI) Research
John RisbyScottish Forestry
Chris DonaldScottish Natural Heritage (SNH)
Richard CookeAssociation of Deer Management Groups (ADMG)
Colin SheddenBritish Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC)
Adam SmithGame & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT)
Alex JenkinsGamekeeping
Anne Rae MacDonaldFarming
Claire SmithRoyal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
David FrewNational Trust for Scotland (NTS)
Thomas MacDonellCairngorms Connect
Andrew HealdForestry
Richard GledsonLandownership
Katy DicksonScottish Land & Estates (SLE)
Sandy DavidsonUniversity of the Highlands & Islands student (UHI)
David WindleNorth East Mountain Trust (NEMT)
Judith WebbCairngorms National Park Authority Board (CNPA)
Will Boyd-WallisCNPA Staff
David HetheringtonCNPA Staff

 

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Contact

Will Boyd-Wallis, Head of Land Management & Conservation or tel: 01479 870547