Background

Protecting, improving and celebrating the heritage and landscape of Tomintoul & Glenlivet

A wide range of local residents and organisations are involved in the Tomintoul & Glenlivet Landscape Partnership, a £3.6 million Heritage Lottery Funded project that will deliver 20 projects over the next four years to 2020.

The aim of the Landscape Partnership is to use the rich heritage of this area to promote rural regeneration in this distinctive place. The vision is for the communities of Tomintoul and Glenlivet to share and celebrate the hidden heritage of the area, to improve and enhance the landscapes, that will support skills for young people and develop opportunities in the long term for people living and visiting the area.

The range of projects being delivered include the stabilisation of Blairfindy castle, restoration of Scalan mill, refurbishment of the former museum – now the Discovery Centre, community history project, schools heritage project, Dark Skies project, Peesie project which will create more wetland habitat for wading birds, River Avon habitat improvements, wildlife grant scheme,  access improvements, developing education resources, training and skills and various interpretation and digital projects.

Several organisations make up the partnership including the Tomintoul & Glenlivet Development Trust, Cairngorms Learning Partnership, Cairngorms National Park Authority, Crown Estate, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Historic Environment Scotland, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Spey Catchment Initiative.

For more information, and to get involved in this exciting project, please contact:

Jackie Webley, Programme Manager, Phone 07590 230161 or email JackieWebley@cairngorms.co.uk

Elspeth Grant, Communications and Interpretation Officer, Phone 01479 870506 Email ElspethGrant@cairngorms.co.uk

Lynn Cassells, Land Management Officer, Phone 07815 177649 Email LynnCassells@cairngorms.co.uk

 

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