New name for Outdoor Access Trust

group photo of Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland
Norette Ferns

Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust has recently changed its name to Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland, to reflect the growth and expansion of its activities across the country.

Activities the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland is involved in include building, restoring and maintaining paths, training people in conservation and managing a Scotland-wide volunteering scheme.

The environmental charity is also working to develop an access management strategy across both of Scotland’s National Parks and to develop new initiatives across Scotland. 

Dougie Baird, Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland CEO, says:

"Scotland’s two National Parks are immensely popular and play host to over 5.5 million visitors each year. Unfortunately, these huge numbers of visitors, along with our Scottish weather, creates serious erosion of mountain paths and the destruction of nearby habitats.

"As Scotland’s primary outdoor access trust, we are now working with both National Parks as well as Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland and a host of grant awarding bodies, to conserve our unique upland mountain landscape for future generations to enjoy."

Visit the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland website for more information, and to get involved in volunteering opportunities.