The Cairngorm Capital Foundation
The Cairngorm Capital Foundation was established in 2021 by Cairngorm Capital’s partners, as a way for us to support the causes about which we are most passionate and to make a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate.
Our firm’s Scottish heritage naturally draws us to projects that focus on protecting and restoring the landscape and wild habitats of the Scottish Highlands but we are always on the lookout for initiatives elsewhere in the country that align with our ethos and values.
The Foundation’s most recent activities include:
Giraffe about Town – Edinburgh City
Get ready to look up!
The Foundation is partnering with Edinburgh Zoo to sponsor one of 40 giraffe sculptures, each sporting a unique design created by a local artist. The sculptures will be displayed across Edinburgh City during Summer 2022, celebrating the City’s diverse heritage and culture; creating a trail that highlights Edinburgh’s unique spots; and engaging with the local community to highlight threatened species and conservation around the world.
Photos of our own unique giraffe, wearing a design called ‘Endangered Scotland’ will be available to share soon.
Riverwoods – an untold story
One of our partner charities, Scotland: The Big Picture, has co-produced a poignant and thought-provoking documentary examining the perilous situation for Scottish salmon and the dire state of the river catchments which these fish inhabit.
Join us in supporting Scottish rivers and their diverse wildlife, and purchase your ticket to the London premiere of this timely documentary, which will be screened on 24th May at The British Film Institute in London’s Southbank. More information can be found here:
Cairngorm Capital’s trip to the wilderness
At Cairngorm Capital we believe that our contribution to the communities and nature projects we are so keen to help, should go beyond just purely financial support. Getting our hands dirty is an essential part too!
Despite our preference for all things cosy, this November we are swapping our comfy offices for the chilly beauty of a Scottish autumn. We will be braving the cold and possibly the inclement weather to help Scotland: The Big Picture with an ambitious re-wilding project, including establishing islands of native trees which will provide a seed source for future woodland expansion.
Watch this space… thermals at the ready…more updates and photos to follow in December!
The Cairngorms (Scottish Gaelic: Am Monadh Ruadh) are a mountain range in the eastern Highlands of Scotland closely associated with the mountain of the same name—Cairn Gorm (Gaelic: An Càrn Gorm, meaning Blue or Green Hill). They form part of the Grampian Mountain range.
The Cairngorms feature the highest, coldest and snowiest plateaux in the British Isles and are home to five of the six highest mountains in the UK:
• Ben Macdui (1309 m)
• Braeriach (1296 m)
• Cairn Toul (1293 m)
• Sgor an Lochain Uaine (1258 m)
• Cairn Gorm (1245 m)
Cairngorm Capital’s motifs are inspired by the flowing contour lines of these ancient mountains and by the colours of the heather, granite, forests and lochs that illuminate the rugged landscape.