Helping more people to build a future for capercaillie in Scotland.

The Cairngorms Capercaillie Project is where communities in the Cairngorms National Park are working together to help secure a long-term future for capercaillie in the UK.

Community-led action for capercaillie

Working together to overcome challenges and create new solutions for capercaillie.

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The Project

Enabling community-led action for capercaillie across the Cairngorms National Park.

Capercaillie

Capercaillie

An iconic bird, living in our pine forests since the last Ice Age; now on the brink of extinction.

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Communities

Residents, businesses, visitors, mountain bikers, landmanagers – all playing a critical part.

Get involved

Get involved

Lots to do and lots of ways to help – on the ground and online.

The wildlife in the Cairngorms National Park is outstanding. It is the last remaining stronghold for many rare and endangered species, including the capercaillie.

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Latest news

Find out what’s going on and what’s coming up. Read the latest news from across the project.

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Project Board meeting notes

Read the latest meeting notes from the Project Board

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How does forest management help rare wildlife like capercaillie?

Insights from our project partners at Seafield & Strathspey Estates

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Habitat Q&A: What do capercaillie need to thrive?

We hear from Molly Doubleday, Capercaillie Advisory Officer and Colin Leslie, Environment Forester

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Project Board meeting notes

Read the latest meeting notes from the Project Board

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How does forest management help rare wildlife like capercaillie?

Insights from our project partners at Seafield & Strathspey Estates