There is a wide range of projects being developed as part of 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 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. We also want to identify other cultural heritage ideas that people would like to see taken forward which relate to either the natural or built heritage of the area. We will be organising events to help identify potential initiatives – but please get in touch today with your own suggestions.
Tomintoul Museum – upgrading and modernising the museum and creating an information hub for visitors to the area
Oral History – capturing stories from local residents of all ages about life in this special place – to share with others now and in the future
Interpretation – 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
Access – improving the Speyside Way spur between Tomintoul and Glenlivet and improving access to heritage sites
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
Wetlands and Waders – working with land managers and local volunteers to create and manage habitat for wading birds such as lapwing and snipe
Education – create educational resources specific to the natural and cultural heritage of Tomintoul & Glenlivet
Training – identify training needs for young people, tourism and land based businesses; deliver direct and remote training to businesses and residents
Mapping – compile sets of data in to one mapping system to improve decision making on land and heritage issues