Aboyne and Deeside Festival: Andrew Painting
Regeneration: The Rescue of a Wild Land by Andrew Painting
The Mar Lodge Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms is home to over 5,000 species in its vast expanse of Caledonian woodlands, subarctic mountains, bogs, moors, roaring burns and frozen lochs. Due to centuries of human abuse the ancient pinewoods were dying. It would take radical measures to save them. 25 years on the pinewoods, bogs, moors and mountains are returning to their former glory. Regeneration is the story of this success. It is also engaged in the debate on current controversies such as raptor persecution, deer management and rewilding.
Andrew Painting grew up in the south of England and studied English at King’s College, London and Environmental Anthropology at Aberdeen University. He moved to Scotland to volunteer with the RSPB and since 2016 has been Assistant Ecologist at the Mar Lodge Estate.
Meet Andrew Painting and hear his story.
Aboyne-Dinnet Church, Huntly Road, Aboyne, AB34 5HE
£5 age16 and under