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Project Board meeting notes

Read the latest meeting notes from the Project Board


Operational Management Team meeting notes

Read the latest meeting notes from the Operational Management Team


Support from Scottish Government for coordinated action for capercaillie

Read Lorna Slater’s letter to the Park Authority

Photo: Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Pioneering study complete into the genetic diversity of capercaillie in the UK

Read the full report from the RZSS WildGenes laboratory


Capercaillie Lek Count Report 2023

See the full results from capercaillie lek counts in 2023


Capercaillie-friendly ways to enjoy the Cairngorms with your dog

The Cairngorms is an important place for capercaillie. Find out more from local dog owner and founder of Bark + Ride, Kaz Dalby.


Capercaillie carvings get the go-ahead in Carrbridge

The community have voiced support for a new carving in the woods for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Lek It Be

Birdwatchers, photographers and wildlife guides asked to Lek It Be this spring

A rally cry to protect capercaillie from disturbance this breeding season.

Capercaillie, Tetrao urogallus, male displaying at lek in pine forest, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Meet Priscilla Gordon-Duff, Project Board member

Experienced in forestry and land management, Priscilla Gordon-Duff of Drummuir Estate shares what she finds special about capercaillie.