16-30 years old and want to help wildlife?

Fancy learning new skills in the woods around Carrbridge?

The Cairngorms Capercaillie Project has teamed up with Project Scotland to offer young people a chance to learn a wide range of skills looking after our local wildlife and engaging people with the nature on their doorstep. From planting trees to supporting guided walks, monitoring local wildlife and helping to maintain woodland paths.

Pawel and Hayley are two fantastic Project Scotland volunteers who’ve already been busy working with the project to gain experience in wildlife conservation. During their 13 week placement working each Friday with the Carrbridge Capercaillie Community Ranger, Emma, their highlights have included monitoring capercaillie using camera traps, learning to identify local wildlife and using tools to fix trails and fences.

Both Pawel and Hayley have also grown in confidence and self-esteem in addition to developing practical field skills. This has enabled Pawel in particular to find a new path in life and successfully secure a place on a forestry course starting this September.

If you’d like to apply for a Project Scotland placement with the project, starting in August, please contact or apply online at

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