In the summer, we take a bit of a break as there are wonderful scientific events and activities run by Rangers linked to the National Trust for Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, large local estates and Aberdeenshire Council. These are often based around wildlife and conservation and are both fun and informative. Some also offer Estate Safaris, fishing, walking and cycling trails, and riding is available in Glen Tanar. Most special events are outdoors and run from spring through autumn. To find out about their current programmes follow the links below or see the posts on their forthcoming events (displayed at the page bottom on phones).
Glen Tanar Estate (near Aboyne) : Glen Tanar Rangers
Balmoral Estate (Between Ballater and Braemar including Glen Muick) : Balmoral Rangers
Marr/Cairngorms National Park Ranger (Aberdeenshire Council) (Western Aberdeenshire) : Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service (Individual events for Aberdeenshire Rangers are shown on the posts on this page).
Mar Lodge Estate Rangers (NTS) (near Braemar) : Mar Lodge Rangers
North East Rangers (NTS) (run events at Crathes Castle, Pitmedden Garden, Castle Fraser, Fyvie Castle, Haddo House and Leith Hall) : North East Rangers
Scottish Natural Heritage run the National Nature Reserve at Muir of Dinnet which includes every child’s favourite : the Burn O’Vat part of the magnificent Muir of Dinnet which is rich in history, geology and wildlife. There is also a National Nature Reserve events schedule : Events and a weekly blog: Muir of Dinnet blog
And of course, there are a wealth of events going on all over the Cairngorms National Park – some close but some further afield, so let them entice you to areas you may not have visited before by looking at : Cairngorms National Park
PORTLETHEN COMMUNITY WOODLAND MANAGEMENT EVENINGS
Over the summer months Portlethen Moss Conservation Group organise woodland management sessions at the community woodland. Usually on a Wednesday evening once a month from May to September. Go along if you are in the area and join in with a little light exercise, socialise and get involved in caring for their local wildlife site. MEET: at Portlethen Community Woodland
For dates and times and some fabulous photos please visit the group’s Facebook site www.facebook.com/portlethenmoss