There are a wide range of projects being delivered through the Landscape Partnership, which range from improving access to preserving built heritage to involving people of all ages in taking an active part in improving and sharing what’s special about the local landscape and the unique elements within it.
The main projects are outlined below – please get in touch for more details on any of the projects listed.
Tomintoul & Glenlivet Discovery Centre– upgrading and modernising the former museum to create an information hub for visitors to the area
Oral History – capturing stories, memories and photographs from local residents of all ages about life in this special place – to share with others now and in the future
Access – improving the Speyside Way spur between Tomintoul and Glenlivet and improving access to heritage sites such as Blairfindy Castle
Scalan – conserving the mill buildings and cultural heritage, improving access and developing hands on interpretation
Blairfindy Castle – stabilise this important building, provide training in conservation skills and create public access as a gateway to the area
Water Environment – restoring and enhancing rivers and burns to stabilise river banks, tackle pollution and slow the flow of water
Peesie Project – working with land managers and local volunteers to create and manage habitat for wading birds such as lapwing and snipe
Dark Skies Park – promoting the reduction of light pollution in Tomintoul and Glenlivet to gain Dark Sky status; holding astronomy events
Woodland improvement – compiling sets of data into a mapping system to improve decision making on land and heritage issues.
Education – create educational resources and activities specific to the natural and cultural heritage of Tomintoul & Glenlivet
Training and skills – identify training needs for young people, tourism and land based businesses; deliver direct and remote training to businesses and residents
Community Cultural Heritage – involving the community in surveying and recording archaeological sites around Tomintoul and Glenlivet
Community Natural Heritage – developing projects that benefit wildlife and ways to enjoy nature, supported through a Wildlife Grant scheme
Our Heritage Schools Project – pupils exploring their local heritage through film, performance, music and art
Interpretation and Digital – developing a modern approach to promoting and telling the story of this unique area – encouraging more visitors to stop and stay for longer and explore the local heritage
Events and celebration – celebrating the landscape, heritage and culture of Tomintoul and Glenlivet through a series of events