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.
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.
The Carrbridge Capercaillie Conservation Strategy was published for consultation in 2020. Residents shared their views and based on those views the first Action Plan, to deliver elements of the strategy, was produced in 2021. You can read it here.
Now, a year on and with multiple actions delivered, a new Action Plan for 2022 has been developed. You can read it here.
Events and activities
Numerous 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 and 2022 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 reports below to find out more.
The Carrbridge Capercaillie Group also consulted the community on path improvements, as outlined in the Strategy. To find out more, please click on the links below.
- Consultation booklet (April)
- First consultation results (May)
- Consultation newsletter (June)
- Frequently asked questions (October)
- Second consultation results (November)
- Carrbridge Capercaillie News (January)
The Carrbridge Capercaillie Group are always open to new members. If you’d like to get involved please get in touch. To read the notes from the latest Carrbridge Capercaillie Group meeting please click here.
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