From wildcats to wee beasties: native species restoration in the Cairngorms National Park

As part of the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend, Dr Keri Langridge, in-situ conservation manager for Saving Wildcats, will discuss this European partnership project dedicated to Scottish wildcat conservation and recovery, aiming to prevent the extinction of wildcats in Scotland by breeding and releasing them into the wild.

Dr Helen Taylor, RZSS conservation programme manager, will then discuss the pine hoverfly conservation breeding programme, a record-breaking project dedicated to breeding and releasing critically endangered pine hoverflies in the Cairngorms National Park to safeguard the future of this important pollinator.

With both projects based at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park, this talk will give the audience an insight into how conservation breeding for release projects can have a huge impact on native species restoration.


LOCATION Osprey Room, Grant Arms Hotel
REQUIREMENTS Indoor, sit-down event at a venue. No specialist clothing or equipment needed.
Suitable for ages 16+
TOILETS Yes, at the Grant Arms hotel
DOGS Enquiries about bringing a dog can be made directly to the Grant Arms Hotel
DISABLED ACCESS Parking allocated for disabled guests either side of the front doors. Disabled access for wheelchairs down to the function room, however guests with wheelchairs will need to contact reception in advance with their arrival time as the front doors will need to be opened for them.
BOOKING INFO No booking required; first come, first served

  • Date : May 13, 2022 - May 13, 2022
  • Time : 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (UTC)
  • Venue : Badenoch and Strathspey


Saving Wildcats and RZSS