Carrbridge

A pioneering community. The first in the UK to create its own community-led action plan to help capercaillie.

Background

In 2019, 247 Carrbridge residents completed a questionnaire to share their views about capercaillie conservation. The majority felt capercaillie should be protected for future generations and always be in Scotland. In response, the Carrbridge Capercaillie Conservation Strategy was created by the Carrbridge Capercaillie Group; a group of local volunteers.

Download the Carrbridge Capercaillie Conservation Strategy here (PDF)

All of the actions in the Strategy are based on the common views of residents identified by the questionnaire. You can read the results from the questionnaire.

Plan

The Carrbridge Capercaillie Conservation Strategy was published for consultation in 2020. Residents shared their views and based on those views, an Action Plan was developed. You can read it here. A number of actions within the plan have now been delivered, so an updated Action Plan for 2022 - 2023 is currently being developed.

Events and activities

Over 40 events and activities have been held in Carrbridge, enabling hundreds of residents to share their views and get involved in helping to deliver the Carrbridge Capercaillie Conservation Strategy.

During the 2021 capercaillie breeding season, the Carrbridge Capercaillie Group trialled two seasonal signs to promote responsible access and dog walking around Carrbridge, as outlined in the Strategy. You can read the report below to find out more.

End of season report: trial seasonal signs to promote responsible access and dog walking around Carrbridge

The Carrbridge Capercaillie Group have also been consulting the community on path improvements, as outlined in the Strategy. To find out more, please click on the links below.

Meeting notes

Notes from Carrbridge Capercaillie Group meetings.  The group are always open to new members. If you’d like to get involved please get in touch.

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