National Trust for Scotland

Coat achieves SQA Approved Centre status

We are delighted to announce we have been awarded Approved Centre status by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. We have been running the Path Skills Training Project for 2 years in Partnership with NTS SQA Centre in Inverness. However this development establishes a new independent further education facility in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, […]...

A short walk to work!

Today saw the deployment of our brand new Remote Accommodation System (RAS) at Shelter Stone. This will allow Arran Footpaths, our first contractor team in residence, to carry out the difficult task of repairing the Beinn Meadhion footpath. over the summer. Why use a Remote Accommodation System? These sites all have a walk in well […]...

A great year for mountain paths

The first year of the Cairngorms Mountain Heritage Project has gone exceptionally well. We successfully completed 13 contracts on sections of the Lairig Ghru, Lairig an Laoigh, Bynack More, Coire Raibeirt and Ben Macdui with work on the popular Windy Ridge path now complete.This work will make a huge difference to the control of erosion […]...

Joint Upland Maintenance Programme

Over the last 10-15 years Highlands and Islands Enterprise, The National Trust for Scotland and Upper Deeside Access Trust (now Cairngorms Outdoors Access Trust) have been highly successful in generating funding for and carrying out upland path repair and development on the Cairngorm Estate, Mar Lodge Estate and the Upper Deeside mountain path networks respectively. […]...