Digital future of the Cairngorms National Park to be explored in seminar

Digital future of the Cairngorms National Park to be explored in seminar

The challenges of managing the UK’s largest National Park will be outlined at a free talk at the University of Aberdeen tomorrow (Wednesday February 10).

Murray Ferguson, Head of Visitor and Services and Recreation, Cairngorms National Park will discuss the way digital technology could transform how the park is conserved in the future at the seminar which takes place at 3.30pm in the University’s MacRobert Building.

Mr Ferguson’s talk is the first in a series of weekly seminars hosted by the institution’s Rural Digital Economy Research Hub, which will explore the way digital technologies could transform rural communities, society and business.

Mr Ferguson has worked in the outdoors throughout his career in various roles for the Nature Conservancy Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and the National Trust. 

He was part of the team which worked on forming the first Scottish National Parks which led to establishment of the Cairngorms National Park in 2003.

Mr Ferguson’s seminar – Cairngorms National Park: Management Challenges and Digital Solutions – takes place in Room MR051, MacRobert Building from 3.30 – 4.30pm.

Refreshments will be available following the seminar which is free to attend and advance registration is not required. 

The event is open to University staff and students and the public.  

For more information contact Claire Thorne, Training & Outreach Officer for the Rural Digital Economy Research Hub on 01224 274066 or email c.thorne@abdn.ac.uk .

For more information on the Rural Digital Economy Research Hub visit www.digital-rural.org/