@ 11.00am - 15.00pm


Hill to Grill: celebrating local forests and local food

When is this event?


Join Cairngorms Connect and friends for a day celebrating and exploring local forests and enjoying delicious local food.

*Enjoy local, sustainable, tasty food like wild Cairngorms Connect Venison, at the free BBQ which will also celebrate other local, foraged and gathered produce. Full menu to be announced.

*Local musician Hamish Napier will be performing music from his award-winning album, The Woods, inspired by the beautiful Caledonian pine forest here in the Cairngorms.

*Discover new ways to incorporate local food into your everyday meals with simple and inspiring cooking demonstrations from Scottish food expert Catriona Frankiti.

*Explore nearby Dell Woods on a guided walk with woodland and wildlife experts from NatureScot and learn more about how our local forests are managed to provide benefits for people and nature.

*Learn how to identify edible plants, fruit and mushrooms growing wild with foraging expert Natasha from Gathering Nature.

*Meet Cairngorms Connect deer stalker, Jack, and find out all about the importance of deer management and the benefits of venison, for our health and our climate.

*Immerse yourself in the folklore and stories of the forest with Sarah from Strathspey Storywalks.

*All ages welcome: there will be plenty of family-friendly games, crafts and activities throughout the day – to be announced!

Hill to Grill is completely free and there is no need to book, but why not click ‘Going’ on our Facebook event so we can make sure we have enough burgers for everyone!

*An important part of Cairngorm Connect’s habitat restoration work involves controlling deer numbers in order to protect woodlands from the pressures of grazing. Cairngorms Connect Venison uses venison produced from necessary deer management to share the story of Scotland’s recovering forests. While supporting forest restoration, the project also enables local people and visitors to benefit by increasing access to local venison.


Where is this event being held?

This is an outdoor event, taking place in tents and on the Playing Field behind Nethy Community Centre, so please dress appropriately. The event area is accessible for wheelchair users and buggies, but the grassy ground could be a little rough in places so please take care

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