Countryside Rangers


The longest established private estate Ranger service in Scotland is here to help you enjoy, care for and learn about Rothiemurchus and the Cairngorms National Park.


July 2018 update:

We have had 4 months without any heavy rain as well as extremely high temperatures. The forest and the peat that lies underneath is like a tinderbox – so a still smouldering cigarette, even resting a BBQ on the ground is setting light to natural fuel. Lighting anything is dangerous – there is no such thing as lighting just a small fire. This danger will continue until the ground is thoroughly soaked. Read more about how you can help here.

Our Countryside Rangers

My friendly and experienced team are the longest established private sector Ranger Service in Scotland. We are here to help you enjoy Rothiemurchus, through our wide range of activities and in-depth knowledge of the area. We want to enhance your journey through the estate and bring it to life.

Available to help you 364 days of the year (we have Christmas day off!) we can offer you advice on where to visit on the estate, what wildlife to keep a look out for at different times of the year and can answer any questions you may have concerning Rothiemurchus’ flora and fauna

Please feel free to pop in for a chat or call 01479 812345 if you have any questions or join us on one of our Ranger Led Activities.

One of our Ranger Team is always available during 9.00am and 9.30am or 4.30pm and 5.00pm please contact the Rothiemurchus Centre for more details.

We look forward to meeting you.

Matthew Kirkwood

Countryside Manager & Head Ranger