Get involved

Whether you’d like to get hands-on with practical work in the woods or help to develop big ideas for the future, we’d really love to hear from you. No experience or expertise required, just bags of enthusiasm and a drive to make a positive difference for capercaillie.

Practical volunteer sessions

The monthly sessions are run by Emma, Carrbridge’s Capercaillie Community Ranger. Sessions typically take place in the woods within walking distance of Carrbridge's main carpark, which is the usual meet point. Sessions start at 10am and run until about 4pm. All tools and equipment are provided. In addition you’ll need sturdy footwear and sensible outdoor clothing. We’d advise bringing waterproofs, a packed lunch and something to drink. The dates for sessions are as below with the activities to be confirmed closer to the time. If you’d like to join in please get in touch with Emma.

  •  Friday 8 November

Carrbridge Capercaillie Community Working Group

The Carrbridge Capercaillie Community Working Group aim to;

  1. Help residents learn more about their local capercaillie.
  2. Help keep residents informed about the project’s activities.
  3. Represent the best interests of the community.
  4. Encourage and enable residents to get involved and have a say.

The group meet monthly from 6.30pm – 8pm in Carrbridge Village Hall. All members of the group are working in a voluntary capacity. Alice Buttress, Anna Ronayne, Becky Badger, Bob Kemp, Sarah Kemp, Charlie Miller, Ewan Archer, Fiona Angella, Frank Law, Issie Inglis, Martyn O’Reilly and Justin Prigmore are all members. The group are keen for more residents to join. If you’d like to get involved please chat to any of the existing members or get in touch with Carolyn.

Carrbridge Community Working Group meeting notes:

Thursday 2 May

Thursday 16 May

Thursday 20 June

Wednesday 10 July

Wednesday 24 July

Thursday 8 August

Find out more about your local capercaillie

If you’d like more information about capercaillie from a practical point of view or if you’re just interested to know more, please contact Emma or any member of the working group.