Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY

Nature with people at Rothiemurchus 

Since the sixteenth century, creating a sustainable community at Rothiemurchus has been at the heart of everything we work towards. It is all about nurturing beneficial relationships between people and nature. For thousands of years, people have sustained the forest and the forest has sustained the community.  The wild character of the landscape stems from three centuries of traditional forestry to create an abundance of plants and animals. Now, we manage change in a forward-thinking way whilst respecting our earth, our communities and our roots. 
Nature with people at Rothiemurchus, Loch an Eilein

OUR EARTH

Making places for nature to thrive

Rothiemurchus prioritises biodiversity by actively nurturing the habitats that wildlife depend on. We continue the traditional practices which shape the landscape and conserve ecological balance.

Capturing carbon

We harness natural processes for carbon sequestration, combining traditional methods and innovative technology.

Producing food traditionally

Working with the environment comes naturally to farmers of native breeds, like Highland Cattle. This not only improves biodiversity and carbon capture but simply makes healthy food.

OUR EARTH
Rothiemurchus, connecting people with nature

Our Communities

Connecting people with nature

Rothiemurchus connects visitors with local guides and local produce in a way that benefits our local communities.

Working in partnership

We are formally committed to working in partnership with government bodies on a shared vision for sustainable development of the environment and community at Rothiemurchus.

Networking for nature

Working at Nature’s scale, we collaborate with neighbouring land-managers to link habitats and care for migrating wildlife across the Cairngorms’ woodland, moorland and rivers.

OUR COMMUNITIES

OUR ROOTS

Continuing our Clan Heritage

Rothiemurchus has been handed-on eighteen generations along with the Traditional Ecological Knowledge to look after the forest.

Living by the Gaelic ethos/ For my Dúthchas

Our sense of responsibility to the community and the living things that sustain us is part of our Gaelic roots: it’s in our clan motto, it’s in every decision we make and in our commitment to future generations.

OUR ROOTS