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The Mountains & The People
The Mountains and The People is unique 5 year landscape scale project lead by Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership with Scotland’s two National Park Authorities, Cairngorms and Loch Lomond & the Trossachs, Forestry Commission Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.
The project aims to engage those who live in and visit our National Parks in the protection of the fragile upland mountain environments through a programme of upland path maintenance and conservation activities.
The project contains a significant programme of capital investment in the repair, refurbishment and construction of over 120km of upland paths as well as a wide range of events, activities and opportunities to inspire the people of Scotland to get involved in the long term preservation of our countries most iconic landscapes.
The project will work in partnership to:
» Provide 36 paid trainee opportunities in Environmental Conservation level 2 SVQ.
» Produce curriculum linked educational resources.
» Offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities.
» Embed the Adopt A Path Scheme across both National Parks
» Improve over 120km of upland paths
» Promote sustainable access to our mountains through literature, events, and marketing.