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.

Capercaillie, Tetrao urogallus, male displaying surrounded by hens on lek at sunrise, April

Police Scotland arrest man for disturbing lekking capercaillie

A statement from the project in response to an individual being charged for intentionally disturbing a capercaillie whilst it is lekking.

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Operational Management Team meeting notes

Read the latest meeting notes from the Operational Management Team

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Measures to save capercaillie outlined

Find out more about the new NatureScot report on capercaillie conservation and management.