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Useful Contacts for your Event in the Cairngorms National Park

Here are some useful contacts which will help you organise your event within the Cairngorms National Park. You'll find details of Emergency Services, contacts at Local Authorities for Outdoor Access issues, as well as general advice and assistance.


Emergency Services

Police – Any event taking place on the road or in an area of public use should be referred to the Police for their approval.  When looking for advice and information regarding events please don't dial 999 as this can stop emergency services from attending possible life-threatening situations. Please find the non-emergency numbers for the relevant police forces below:

Grampian Police 

T: 0845 600 5700

Northern Constabulary (Badenoch and Strathspey) 

T: 01479 810222

Tayside Police 

T: 0300 1112222

Mountain Rescue – For outdoor access events, in some cases it may be necessary to inform the Mountain Rescue service of your plans.  In case of emergency the Mountain Rescue should be contacted via 999.

Braemar Mountain Rescue Rescue Base
23 Albert Road
AB35 5QL 


Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Association 

St Columba’s
PH22 1QH

Tayside Mountain Rescue 

Crievie Lodge
Glen Derby
PH10 7NA 



Local Authorities – Outdoor Access

For outdoor access with the Cairngorms National Park it is necessary to speak to outdoor access officials within the relevant Local Authority.  The Cairngorms National Park is comprised of 5 different local authorities; please ensure you speak to all that will be involved.


Colin Miller Outdoor Access Officer 

T: 01467 628481


Paul Clark Countryside Access Officer 

T: 01307 473220


Stewart Eastaugh Access Officer 

T: 01463 702186


Ian Douglas Access Manager 

T: 01343 557049

Perth and Kinross 

Dave Stubbs Access Officer 

T: 01738 475347


Advice and Assistance

The Cairngorms National Park Authority has developed a guidance booklet which may be useful for anyone wishing to hold an organised event in the Cairngorms National Park.  The guidance is focused on outdoor access events. Download it here: Guidance for Organised Outdoor Access Events.pdf

All outdoor events held in the Cairngorms National Park are expected to meet the Scottish Outdoor Access Code

If you would like to use the Cairngorms National Park brand in your event correspondence and on the day, there are strict guidelines for use and you will be required to adhere to a number of requirements.  Please call Heather Trench at the CNPA to discuss T: 01479 873535

Waste Aware Scotland provides helpful advice on how and why to reduce, reuse and recycle your event waste

EventScotland, the national events agency, was established in 2003 with the aim of strengthening and promoting Scotland’s events industry.  Their website provides information on event planning, running sustainable events and access to funding from the National Events Programme.

If you require volunteers for your event, from marshaling to registration, Volunteering Highland or Voluntary Action in Badenoch and Strathspey (VABS) may be able to assist: T: 01479 810004 W: