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General Information


Participants attending the ‘Global Change and the World’s Mountains’ conference have the opportunity to attend one of five field trips to the following locations in the Highlands of Scotland which will take place concurrently on Sunday 26 September 2010.  Further information about these locations and the host organisations can be found by clicking on the following links.




1. Kirkton Research Farm, Crianlarich, hosted by the Scottish Agricultural College


2. Allt a' Mharchaidh catchment (GLORIA region and Environmental Change Network monitoring site) hosted by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology  

Field Trip 2 is open to GLORIA Conference participants only


3. Atholl Estates


4. Cairngorm Mountain, hosted by Cairngorms National Park Authority


5Mar Lodge Estate


Each field trip will combine expert talks on estate management and/or research activity undertaken at the specific locations and guided walks along routes of interest.

Please note that the field trip to Atholl Estate will not include a guided walk.  Instead there will be free time to enjoy the grounds of Blair Castle located within the Estate.
It is anticipated that each trip will also incorporate a visit to a local distillery to find out about the whisky-making process at first hand and sample the products.

Participants will depart by coach from the Perth Concert Hall in Perth at 9am on Sunday 26 September 2010 for their selected field trips.  Packed lunches will be supplied for all of the field trips (apart from the Atholl Estate and Cairngorm Mountain field trips where lunch will be provided at the venue).


Footwear, Clothing and Equipment

Given that all field trips (apart from that to Atholl Estate) involve some walking over moderately rough terrain in changeable weather conditions, delegates are advised to bring the following footwear and equipment to ensure their safety and comfort:


  • Walking boots with a good sole tread and ankle support (good walking shoes should be worn as a minimum);
  • Comfortable and warm socks to avoid blisters;
  • A windproof and waterproof outer jacket (waterproof over-trousers are advisable if you have them);
  • Spare fleece or jumper and the wearing of a number of lighter layers of clothing to enable comfortable adjustment to prevailing weather conditions on the day;
  • Hat and gloves;
  • A small rucksack for carrying the above;
  • A complete change of dry clothes in case you get wet on the day.  Spare dry footwear is also advised (This can be left on the coach).


Field Trip Fee


The cost of each field trip is £ 25 per person. 


Registering for a Field Trip

Please register for a particular field trip on the relevant section of the Conference Registration Form.  Places on each field trip are limited.  If your first choice is no longer available, we will endeavour to reallocate you to an alternative trip. 










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British Council

UNESCO MAB Programme

Global Land Project

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Austrian Academy of Sciences