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Soil biodiversity surveys

Soil Biodiversity Surveys

Soil Biodiversity Surveys on Rothiemurchus   Earlier this month a team from Naturemetrics, commissioned by Forest Research were on Rothiemurchus to collect soil samples from different woodland and nearby non-woodland habitats. With advances in DNA analysis scientists are exploring the means of monitoring biodiversity change, over time, by analysing DNA extracted from different soils. So,… Read more »

Wedding at Loch an Eilein, Rothiemurchus near Aviemore

Weddings at Loch an Eilein, Rothiemurchus

Weddings at Loch an Eilein, Rothiemurchus Loch an Eilein is a stunning location within Rothiemurchus, at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, and close to Aviemore. Loch an Eilein is ideal for small, intimate wedding cermonies for up to 30 people, it’s the perfect setting for those couples who love Scotland and the outdoors…. Read more »

Rothiemurchus Estate, Gleann Eanaich peatland restoration project

Rothiemurchus Estate, Gleann Eanaich peatland restoration project July 2022 WHAT? A small part of a degraded peatland area to the east of Loch Eanaich in Gleann Eanaich is undergoing restoration work, funded by a grant from Peatland ACTION and Rothiemurchus.  Low ground-pressure diggers will rework the turf and peat to cover over bare peat and… Read more »

The Rolling Rail at Rothiemurchus

Welcome back to The Rolling Rail

Welcome back to The Rolling Rail We’d like to welcome back The Rolling Rail, a wonderful pop-up shop that can be found here at Rothiemurchus, next door to The Barn.  The Rolling Rail is run by Nancy McKenna, Nancy has curated a fabulous collection of contemporary and vintage clothing, gifts and beauty products chosen with… Read more »

The Barn at Rothiemurchus, Cafe and Takeaway Aviemore

The Barn – 2.0

The Barn – 2.0 We are excited to share some news about the development of The Barn at Rothiemurchus. We’re also going to answer some of your questions and feedback that we have received over the last year on the developments so far. We’ve also provided some of the background and reasoning to the decisions… Read more »

The survey site

How many fish are there in our rivers?

How many fish are there in our rivers?  And how do we find out? Well, that was the goal of a recent survey that Rothiemurchus took part in, Rothiemurchus participated in the The National Electrofishing Scotland Programme which is run by Marine Scotland with their partners in the local fishery organisations.  The good news is… Read more »

Using the soil auger

Relationship between soils and surface vegetation

Rothiemurchus participates in a study looking at the relationship between soils and surface vegetation Rothiemurchus has recently been poked and prodded by a team of Nottingham University PhD students who are looking across the Cairngorms at the relationship between soils and surface vegetation, plus other factors that affect the diversity of the species growing on… Read more »

Investing in Visitor Services at Rothiemurchus

Enhancing visitor services thanks to your contributions

Thanks to your contributions we were able to invest £124,000 in enhancing visitor services on Rothiemurchus in 2020. Money raised came from your support at the Loch an Eilein car park, alongside donations and our Friends of Rothiemurchus scheme. Further funding came from the Cairngorms National Park Authority, with a significant contribution from Rothiemurchus. This… Read more »

Seedling growing

Planned Timber Harvesting Operations

Planned Timber Harvesting Operations Am Beannaidh (Refer to map for details) January- March 2021   Operations will involve: o Removing some areas of trees to enable the forest to regenerate naturally o Thinning (removal of individual trees) to give the remaining trees room to grow o Removing some of the non-native tree species This is… Read more »

Capercaillie at Rothiemurchus

Cairngorms Capercaillie Project

Rothiemurchus, Glenmore and Abernethy Forests together enjoy over 1 million visits a year – but they’re also home to capercaillie. Rothiemurchus and our Biodiversity Manager Peter Ferguson will play a key role in this project over the next 2-3 years. There may now be fewer than 1,000 capercaillie left in the UK – almost exclusively… Read more »