Get involved

Whether you’d like to get hands-on with practical work or help to develop plans for the future, we’d really love to hear from you.

Capercaillie colouring competition

Are you 9 - 12 years old and fancy a creative challenge?

Download our capercaillie colouring-in sheet and email your finished artwork to

This competition is part of Virtual Carve Carrbridge, but anyone can enter between 9 - 12 years old. Your artwork will be judged by the Carrbridge Capercaillie Group, and prizes are up for grabs, so good luck!

Download the colouring-in sheet (PDF)


Practical volunteer sessions

From marking deer fences to help prevent capercaillie mortalities, to repairing woodland paths for people to enjoy away from capercaillie breeding areas, practical volunteer work sessions take place across the Cairngorms National Park. The sessions typically take place once a month.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we're not able to offer any volunteering sessions at the moment, but if you'd like to register your interest for the future please get in touch.

"I have felt so priviledged to have been part of the capercaillie volunteer group. Each session has brought me so much in terms of spending valuable time in nature, learning amazing facts about caper, spending time with lovely people, and feeling I'm giving a little back to the amazing environment we live in."

"Volunteering on the project has helped me feel part of the village and settle in and understand the habitats and wildlife and outdoor professions all around where I live."

"It is a great opportunity to be able to participate in a project to help caper and the environment, to learn more caper and management, meet like minded people and feel you can do something to help."


Carrbridge Capercaillie Group

The Carrbridge Capercaillie Group is made up of volunteers concerned about capercaillie and committed to securing a long-term future for the species.  Responsible for developing the Carrbridge Capercaillie Conservation Strategy, the group typically meets on a monthly basis. If you’d like to get involved with the group please get in touch.