Volunteering in Scotland’s National Parks is on the increase thanks to the unique five-year The Mountains and The People Project which launched in the Summer of 2015.
Over the past six months, volunteers have spent more than 1500 hours in both of Scotland’s National Parks, completing a wide variety of conservation work such as path maintenance, habitat management and dry stone walling.
Led by the Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust, this unique conservation partnership project brings together Scotland’s two National Park Authorities, Cairngorms and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs, alongside Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund. The vision is simple: to involve the people of Scotland and beyond in the enhancement and protection of the wild and special qualities of the mountains within Scotland’s National Parks.
We are enthusiastic for 2017 as our volunteering programme gathers momentum and we look forward to working with ever increasing numbers of volunteers in both of our National Parks.”
As well as the regular volunteer days offered in each National Park, there are also opportunities for corporate groups, schools and organised groups – along with our Adopt a Path scheme. To play your part in the conservation of our national heritage visit www.themountainsandthepeople.org.uk/volunteering.