About Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland

The Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland was formed in 1998, originally as Upper Deeside Access Trust and then more recently as Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust.
Our most recent name change reflects the growth and expansion of our activities throughout Scotland and is celebration to our success in delivering outdoor access related projects across both of Scotland’s National Parks and surrounding areas.

The objectives of the trust are:

  • Conserve and protect our natural heritage and environment by encouraging, development and implementing access management projects
  • Facilitate and maintain public access to the areas we work in
  • Advance the education of the public about the natural heritage of the areas we work in
  • Promote the outdoors to the public by advocating the individual health benefits and the enjoyment of the outdoors