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Field Trips

The field trips will be held during the afternoon of Thursday 20th August 2015. A fee of £20 will be charged to participants who wish to partipate in a field trip.

Field trip descriptions are provisional: subject to minimum numbers, and final agreements with venues. Field trips will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis during the congress registration process.


Please note that field trips will be undertaken by coach. Some field trips involve walking over uneven ground; please bring appropriate footwear. If accessibility is a concern, please contact and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

More information for each field trip can be found by following the links below:

Field Trip 1: A new model for protected areas: Scottish National Parks and research partnerships

Field Trip 2: Transitions to Sustainability: What are the social, economic and environmental impacts in rural areas of community-led action? 

Field Trip 3: Contemporary large-scale land management in North East Scotland:  Tradition, diversification and community development on landed estates

Field Trip 4: Sustaining Wellbeing: An example from a pressurised rural area with a walk up Scolty Hill and a visit to Crathes Castle in Royal Deeside

Field Trip 5: Where river meets sea: Resolving conflicting management objectives in a coastal nature reserve

Field Trip 6: Agritourism: diversification and social learning

Pictures Sources, (left) Angus Glens, Copyright: Peel Farm, (right) Kincardine Castle, Copyright: Kincardine Estate