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 during Summer 2022, celebrating the City’s diverse heritage and culture, creating a trail which highlights Edinburgh’s unique spots, and engaging with the local community to identify threatened species and conservation efforts around the world.
She’s here! You can now visit and admire the Cairngorm Capital Foundation’s Giraffe in her natural habitat, on the corner of St Andrew’s Square in Edinburgh.
We do not like to boast, but our giraffe’s “Endangered Scotland” design has so far gathered the highest number of votes among the herd, of which we are very proud.
You can vote, collect the sculptures, and follow the trail on the dedicated App App – Giraffe About Town : Giraffe About Town
Cairngorm Foundation Edinburgh Summer Event
A party with a purpose!
The Cairngorm Foundation Team recently had a pleasure of hosting our first Edinburgh summer “party with a purpose”. Our special guests from “Scotland – The Big Picture” charity, led by Pete Cairns joined us for the evening and shared the latest information on the state of Scotland’s nature. We also discussed various ways in which we can all contribute to help the natural habitats thrive, and all the good things already taking place in the continuous restoration process.
Paired with chilled prosecco and astonishingly dry and warm weather, we couldn’t have dreamt of a better way to welcome the start of the Scottish summer! Big thanks to The Big Picture Team and to all our fantastic guests for joining us and making our special summer party a success.
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.