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 Cairngorms on
Students lost on Cairngorms in bin liners `lucky to be alive'.(News)
The name cairngorm is given to an ornamental yellow or brown quartz found in the mountains.
The group includes the peaks Ben Macdui, Braeriach, Cairn Toul, and Cairn Gorm. /html/C/Cairngor.asp   (397 words) Cairngorms Article
Consisting of a large elevated plateau adorned with low, rounded glacial mountains, this area became Scotland's second national park (see Cairngorms National Park) on 1st September 2003.
The Cairngorms are named after Cairn Gorm (Blue Cairn in the Scottish Gaelic language), the most prominent of the hills in the view from Speyside; thus the Cairngorms may be said to be the Blue Hills.
The Cairngorms refers to a mountainous region in the Eastern Scottish Highlands. /cairngorms.html   (366 words)

 National Park’s protection racket is a cause for concern - [Sunday Herald]
The new Cairngorms National Park will be officially opened tomorrow and the effects of global warming is only one of the problems it faces.
The government agency that preceded the national park authority, the Cairngorms Partnership, singularly failed to live up to its promises of removing all these man-made eyesores.
Wildlife and landscape conservation must be the prime objectives of a national park but sadly the park board appears to be weighted heavily in favour of those with interests in commercial development. /36448   (1123 words)

 Cairngorms National Park Authority - Home
The Cairngorms was made a National Park in September 2003 because it is a unique and special place that needs to be cared for - both for the wildlife and countryside it contains and for the people that live in it, manage it and visit it.
The Cairngorms National Park has the largest area of arctic mountain landscape in the UK at its heart, with diverse communities around it.
There are only a few weeks left to comment on the consultative draft of the Cairngorms National Park Local Plan and the Environmental Report that goes with it.   (214 words)

 "On Whose Authority? (PART 1 of 3)" -Mtn-Forum On-Line Library Document
This point is particularly applicable to the case of the Cairngorms National Park, as the balance between nature conservation and the economic and social well-being of the communities is balanced by the Ministers.
The functions exercisable by a planning authority under Part II (but only in respect of functions in relation to local plans) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (a) shall, in relation to the area of the National Park, transfer to and be exercisable by the Authority and not by any local authority.
However, a majority from outside the park made calls for the National Park Authority to safeguard access for recreation, perhaps reflecting the nature of the way in which the mountains are used for recreational purposes. /resources/library/nevig03a.htm   (9215 words)

 The Cairngorms National Park Authority
The Cairngorms National Park and the National Park Authority (NPA) was established on 25 March 2003.
Following elections, five community representatives were elected to serve on the Park Authority. /landaintra/corporate_services/elections/npa/npa.htm   (29 words)

 Cairngorms National Park Authority - Home
The Cairngorms was made a National Park in September 2003 because it is a unique and special place that needs to be cared for - both for the wildlife and countryside it contains and for the people that live in it, manage it and visit it.
The Cairngorms National Park has the largest area of arctic mountain landscape in the UK at its heart, with diverse communities around it.
The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) is encouraging community groups and other organisations in the Park to apply to a new grants programme that has been introduced following the success of last year's joint 'Communities in the...   (29 words)

 The Dartmoor Society National Parks Debate September 2001
Thus the pursuit of new National Parks for the New Forest and the South Downs in England, and in Scotland for Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, and the Cairngorms, is expected to extend the family of UK National Parks to fifteen.
The Dartmoor Commons Act was passed at the second attempt in 1985, the outcome of a unique partnership of National Park and Commoners with far reaching consequences for better management of grazing and access on the commons.
Dartmoor life has never been dull, and the National Park has not been isolated from the wide arena of change in political and administrative life that has progressed at such rapid pace in recent years. /debate.natpark.htm   (11815 words)

 The Cairngorms National Park Authority
The Scottish Parliament has agreed that the Cairngorms National Park and the National Park Authority (NPA) will be established on 25 March 2003.
The Elections to elect 5 Ward Members to the Cairngorms National Park Authority commenced on 15 January 2003.
Each elector within the Park Boundary will have received a letter outlining the election procedure, together with a /landaintra/corporate_services/elections/npa/new.htm   (173 words)

 Cairngorms National Park Authority - News
Use of the Cairngorms National Park brand is one way businesses can demonstrate their commitment to sustainable tourism but they have to be eligible to use it.
The Convener of the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) has been outlining the organisation's priorities concerning the payment of land managers for the public benefits they deliver in the Park.
Land ownership in the Park presents the CNPA with a unique set of challenges and opportunities in relation to buying and selling public benefits, from a healthy water supply to outdoor access, and work already being undertaken by the CNPA is likely to attract interest from around the world. /news/index.php   (2293 words)

 Towards a National Park for the Cairngorms
Cairngorms FWAG and the Nation Farmers Union Scotland arranged at study tour to France to assess the implications and opportunities for agricultural businesses within a national park
In November 1998, 10 farmers, a representative from a local enterprise company and the FWAG Adviser for the area spent 6 days in the Cevennes National Park and the Volcans d' Auvergne Regional Nature Park in France.
It was instrumental in fostering a positive view of national parks amongst Scottish Farmers /PublicFacing/Projects/CairngormsNP.htm   (2293 words)

 Parchi per Vivere - Norcia - 23rd september / 4th october 2000 - Europarc 2000 General Assembly - Programme
The Cairngorms experience· young people's contribution to the creation of a national park.
Student involvement for visitor management in the Retezat National Park.
C: Trekking in the Monti Sibillini National Park /europarc2000/Eassemblea.programma.html   (2293 words)

 A' Phairc 2 Summer 2004 - Publications - Media Centre - Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park was the venue for a fact-finding visit by representatives from rural partnerships in Aberdeenshire, Aberdeenshire Council and the Cairngorms National Park.
RSPB Scotland is keen to hear from farmers in the National Park interested in halting and reversing the decline of farmland birds.
The National Park Authority and Argyll and the Islands Enterprise are partners in this international project, led by Scottish Agricultural College, to encourage and support women in rural entrepreneurship in the Cowal area of the National Park. /media/pubdetail.asp?newsid=513   (9285 words)

 Park Web Sites
Scotland has two National Parks, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and the Cairngorms.
ANPA also attempts to increase public understanding of the statutory purposes for which National Parks exist in the UK, and to promote them as models for sustainable development
National Park Authorities provide detailed information about the National Parks including special events, public transport information and the work of the National Park Authorities. /national_park_authority_web_sites.htm   (9285 words)

 Cairngorms National Park Authority - Home
The Cairngorms was made a National Park in September 2003 because it is a unique and special place that needs to be cared for - both for the wildlife and countryside it contains and for the people that live in it, manage it and visit it.
The Cairngorms National Park has the largest area of arctic mountain landscape in the UK at its heart, with diverse communities around it.
A team from the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) took part in the gruelling Highland Cross Charity Biathlon on Saturday 18 June, raising over £500 for local charities.   (9285 words)

Astronomy, Cairngorms National Park, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park /Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Scotland.htm   (9285 words)

 Cairngorms Revolt Against Pylons
For the benefit of visitors and residents alike, the Cairngorms National Park should remain free from industrial development.
We now need to persuade the Cairngorms National Park Authority to add their voices to ours and insist on an inquiry.
We still need to persuade the Cairngorms National Park Authority Board members to take a firm stand and join with Highland Council in asking for a public inquiry.   (968 words)

 The Scotsman - Scotland - Scotland's national parks cash increased to £33m
Scotland’s first national park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, was established in July 2002 and was followed by the Cairngorms park in March last year.
The Cairngorms park is the largest in the UK at 1,466 square miles, stretching from Grantown to the Angus glens and from Ballater to Dalwhinnie.
Already the national park authorities are making a difference in managing, protecting and promoting some of the most spectacular areas in the country. /scotland.cfm?id=1255272004   (512 words)

 Plan to halve Cairngorms is a Ôstitch-up' - [Sunday Herald]
The Scottish Executive said that the many responses to its draft order for the Cairngorms National Park were now being carefullyÊconsidered,Êand ministers hoped to make an announcement this month.
He also suggested that the Cairngorms park was different fromÊLoch Lomond and the Trossachs because it included well-populated towns.
A national park board could haveÊ15ÊoutÊofÊ25Êlocal representatives Ð unlike the Highland Council, on which only five out of 80 councillors represent the Cairngorm area. /28926   (552 words)

 Environmental History: Contested Mountains: Nature, Development and Environment in the Cairngorms Region of Scotland, 1880-1980
Although the idea of a national park in the Cairngorms is still actively under discussion, it is unlikely that an extensive tract of land, owned and administered by a single government agency, ever will be realized in the Cairngorms.
Nature enthusiasts and the Nature Conservancy, the government agency responsible for nature conservation, acquired the 64,ooo acre Cairngorms National Nature Reserve at cut-rate prices.
Speyside and the Cairngorms contain some of the best remnants of the fanned Caledonian Woods of Scots pine and birch as well as the largest alpine area in Great Britain. /p/articles/mi_qa3854/is_200210/ai_n9100007   (772 words)

 Ramblers Association - News - Archive - Scotland - National Parks
The Scottish Executive intends to establish the first National Park in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs by summer 2001, followed by the Cairngorms in 2002.
To guide the development of national parks, the Bill proposes the setting up of National Park Authorities which will prepare their own park plan with the involvement of people living and working in the park.
THE CREATION of Scotland’s first national parks took a step forward on 21 January when Scottish Executive Transport and Environment Minister Sarah Boyack launched the draft National Parks Bill. /news/archive/2000/scotparks.html   (327 words)

If all this goes smoothly, a Park Authority could be established and the Cairngorms National Park become operational in 2003.
The National Parks (Scotland) Act was passed by the Scottish Parliament in August 2000.
We support National Park designation in principle, but think it essential that the terms of the designation are robust enough to achieve the aims on which this designation is based. /nemt/views/47/47_6.htm   (948 words)

 The Royal Society of Edinburgh
The powers for forestry for a National Park in the Cairngorms, detailed in para 6-12, should match those of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, in that the future planning of forests in the area should be a co-operative venture between the Park and Forest Enterprise, with the latter keeping responsibility for its management.
The purposes of National Parks (paras 3-2 to 3-4)
The proposal for National Parks in Scotland is welcome, and accords well with international commitments entered into at UNCED in 1992 and then elaborated upon at the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of European Forestry at Helsinki in 1993 and at Lisbon in 1998. /govt_responses/1998/natparks.htm   (2508 words)

The establishment of a National Park in the Cairngorms presents an opportunity to focus on this, and other difficult issues, and develop innovative solutions which can then be applied across the country.
The Cairngorms National Park was established in September 2003.
The Scottish Council for National Parks was formed originally in 1943 and operated until 1967, when it was stood down as a result of the setting up of the Countryside Commission for Scotland (CCS). /news/pressreleases/29-11-2004-33.txt   (914 words)

 Waste Minimisation Initiatives North Of Scotland Cairngorms Waste Collection Service
The project focuses on the agricultural community the Cairngorms National Park area.
Funded by: Phase 2 funding from SEPA, SNH, Moray Badenoch and Strathspey Enterprise, Cairngorms National Park Authority and farmers' contributions.
The Cairngorms Agricultural Waste Collection Service was initiated in 1997 by the Cairngorms Partnership, on behalf of a steering group consisting of representatives from a number of Scottish Agricultural and land Organisations. /wastemin/initiatives/north/cairngorms.htm   (414 words)

 BirdForum - Cairngorms haven for rare birds.....
The success of the scheme was reported yesterday, as it was also revealed that new species of tree have been discovered in the Cairngorms, which is soon to become Scotland’s second national park.
The group planning the creation of the Cairngoms National Park says 34 species of threatened and declining bird species have been listed.
The Cairngorms Partnership says its biodiversity action plan encourages local farmers and crofters to plant and harvest small "sacrificial" areas of grain and fodder crops. /showthread.php?t=1205   (347 words)

 Geography - National Parks
The first Scottish National Park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, was established in July 2002, and the Cairngorms National Park was established in March 2003.
National parks are designated to conserve the natural beauty and cultural heritage of areas of outstanding landscape value, and also to promote opportunities for public understanding and enjoyment of their special qualities.
National parks currently constitute 9% of the land area of England and Wales. /geography/nat_parks.asp   (347 words)

 GeoResources - Geography website
The first two National Parks planned for Scotland are: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, and the Cairngorms.
Since the National Parks were set up 50 years ago, the pressures on these important areas have increased many times and the various Park authorities have an increasingly difficult job balancing the needs of the local residents, the millions of visitors and the landscapes that they were set up to protect.
The National Park Authorities are advised by a national park officer and various specialists who advise on conservation, ecology, archaeology, agriculture, etc. All planning applications have to be sent to the National Park Authority. /nplow.htm   (616 words)

 wildlife in kincraig scotland
The diversity within the Cairngorms National Park area is ideal for nature enthusiasts and provides tremendous opportunities for both amateur and professional photographers.
So special is this area, that it has recently been established as part of the Cairngorms National Park.
Wolves, Arctic Foxes, Badgers, Pine Martens, and Wild Cat are a few of the animals who live at the Park, and when you are ready for that rest, there is a lovely tea room and shop overlooking the waterfowl area. /wildlife   (616 words)

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