RSPB

Remote Accommodation System at Lairig and Laoigh

Today saw they deployment of the RAS at Lairig an Laoigh. After a less than promising start with harr and hill fog preventing the helicopters from flying in the morning, we did, infact, get the whole system flown out. We were also visited by two of the funders of the Cairngorms Mountain Heritage Project. Audrey […]...

Filming the Stories of the Cairngorms

Call for Archive Photos / Footage We are producing 6 audio visual podcasts that will tell the Stories of the Cairngorms.  There are many hundreds of stories and legends but these have been narrowed down to six stories which encompass the broad themes of Journeys, Working and Legends. Some of the stories relate to Cairngorms traditions […]...

Remote Cabins heading for Lairig an Laoigh

Received the excellent news that we have been granted Planning Permission to site the cabins on Lairig an Laoigh. So the generators been serviced, the cabins have been maintained over at Mar Lodge Estate and Gordon’s bought a new tattie masher for the kitchen …… I think we’re all set! Fingers crossed for good flying weather […]...

Cairngorms Mountain Heritage Project

An upland project for the North and West Cairngorms The Cairngorm Mountain Heritage Project is a 4 year £2.1m initiative to repair upland paths in the Highland Cairngorms, develop training, volunteering interpretation and to engage the public in supporting this type of work.  The project receives substantial grants from the European Regional Development Fund and […]...

Flying out the Cabins

Well yesterday saw the successful extraction of the RAS from Braeriach. 4 cabins, generators, inverters, equipment and all waste successfully flown out in just over 2 1/2 hours. Everything went like clockwork thanks to Gordon Paxton-White, the team from Mar Lodge Estate, Cairngorms Wilderness Contracts and Cairngom Mountain Ltd.  ...

Already preparing for 2014 path works

Lairig an Laoigh and Strathnethy 2014 will see the deployment of the specialised Remote Accommodation System (RAS) on the Lairig an Laoigh to provide a base camp for path workers as they work to repair this historic drove route. The workers will live on site for up to 4 months whilst they carry out the […]...

UPAG Site Visit to Braeriach & the RAS

It was a great, if windy, day for the Upland Path Advisory Group visit, taking in the Remote Accommodation System and three work sites on Braeriach. It was an excellent opportunity to share different approaches to pathwork and working with volunteers with organisations from across the UK. Thanks to all who came and the contractors working […]...

Mountain Rescue!

A specialised Remote Accommodation system will be flown in to Braeriach, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park today, to accommodate path workers for the summer as they tackle one of the toughest jobs in Scotland.  The initiative is part of the 4-year, £2.1million Cairngorms Mountain Heritage project. Managed by the Cairngorms Outdoor Access […]...

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 […]...