Meet the team

We like to think we're a friendly bunch, committed to helping people from all walks of life get involved in securing the future for capercaillie in the UK.

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Carolyn Robertson

Project Manager

A big fan of wildlife, wild places and good times in the great outdoors. Carolyn lives in Boat of Garten and has been working on the project from the early days in 2018.

Carolyn is employed by the Cairngorms National Park Authority and her role is fully funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Ruari Watt

Highland Development Co-Ordinator

Mountain biking since the early 1990's, Ruari is on the team to help riders in the National Park thrive alongside capercaillie. Handy on a bike, but also on the hill as a member of Mountain Rescue. An active bean, Ruari makes others in the team feel a wee bit lazy!

Ruari is employed by Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland and his role is 50% funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Wendy Mitchell

Wendy Mitchell

Project Officer (Dog walking community)

A dog owner and trainer and at home in Kincraig, there's not a lot Wendy doesn't know about how amazing it is to enjoy the Cairngorms with your dog. Wendy is on the team to help develop win-wins for dog owners and capercaillie in Badenoch and Strathspey.

Wendy is employed by the Cairngorms National Park Authority and her role is fully funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Get in touch

We're always keen to hear from people. If you have a question, an idea, or anything you think we can help with, please drop us a line.