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16 April, 2018

Your views on a special place for nature

Local people are being asked to share their thoughts on plans for the future management of a National Nature Reserve (NNR) in the Cairngorms.

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) wants to hear from people with an interest in Invereshie and Inshriach NNR, to help prepare a new ten-year management plan for the reserve.

National Nature Reserves are special places where people can enjoy the best of Scotland’s nature, and Invereshie and Inshriach NNR is a popular destination for walkers, photographers and wildlife lovers visiting the Cairngorms, as well as the local community. The reserve shelters internationally-rare and endangered plants, as well as iconic Scottish birds including golden eagles.

Wayne Fitter, Reserve Manager for SNH, said: “Invereshie and Inshriach NNR is a very special place to come and connect with nature, and we’re really grateful to all the people who help us to keep it that way. We want to hear the views of as many people who use the reserve as possible. For example, we want to know what they love about it; if there’s anything that could improve their experience on the reserve; also what people would like to learn about the Reserve and ways of doing this.”

One of nine NNRs within the Cairngorms National Park, Invereshie and Inshriach lies on the north-western edge of the Cairngorm Mountains, close to the village of Kincraig. The Reserve sits in a magnificent landscape where pinewood plantation merges into naturally regenerating Caledonian forest, through moorland and alpine heath, and culminating at the peak of the Munro, Sgor Gaoith.

SNH has published the draft plan and a consultation leaflet on its website, and hosted a free drop-in event on Monday (16th April) at Kincraig Community Hall for people to discuss the proposals.

To take part in the consultation visit ( or you can request the documents by e -mailing The consultation runs until 17 May 2018.

Contact information

Dominic Shann
Job Title
Media relations lead for marine management
01463 725157

Notes to editors

 Invereshie and Inshriach National Nature Reserve is one of more than 40 NNRs in Scotland. These are special places which look after and showcase some of the best of Scotland’s nature on behalf of everyone who lives or visits Scotland. They provide unique opportunities to visit, enjoy and learn more about Scotland’s nature. For more information, see

Scottish Natural Heritage is the government's adviser on all aspects of nature and landscape across Scotland. Our role is to help people understand, value and enjoy Scotland's nature now and in the future. For more information, visit our website at or follow us on Twitter at

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Scots pine and heather, Inshriach, Invereshie and Inshriach NNR.: Scots pine and heather at Inshriach & Invereshie NNR.
©John MacPherson/SNH - available for one-off use.

Scots pine and heather, Inshriach, Invereshie and Inshriach NNR.

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