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 in forest in spring

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

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

carrbridge capercaillie news

Carrbridge Capercaillie News

Catch up with the newsletter for Carrbridge residents

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Ground-breaking genetic research to help save capercaillie in the UK

Joint media release from the Cairngorms Capercaillie Project and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS)

Capercaillie, Tetrao urogallus, male displaying in forest in spring

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

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

carrbridge capercaillie news

Carrbridge Capercaillie News

Catch up with the newsletter for Carrbridge residents