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Ranger Service

Welcome To Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service


Balloon and Lantern Release Policy Approved
Aberdeenshire Council's Infrastructure Services Committee has approved a policy proposed by the Ranger Service to prohibit mass intentional ballon and Chinese/sky lantern releases from Council property and land, by Council staff and at Council endorsed or supported events.
Balloons and lanterns can pose hazards to wildlife, livestock, crops, property and humans so this is great news.

We have a team of six rangers based throughout Aberdeenshire, and two Wardens at the Bennachie Centre, to help visitors and residents explore and enjoy our rich natural and cultural heritage.

In common with other Ranger Services in Scotland, we have three main aims;

  • To provide a warm welcome and provide support to help people enjoy the outdoors.
  • To increase awareness, understanding, care and responsible use of the natural and cultural heritage.
  • To support the sustainable management and use of the outdoors to meet a range of social, economic and environmental objectives.

You can find out more about your Area Ranger and their area by clicking on the map on the Contacts page.

Details of our events can be found on the Events link, or view our current seasonal programme.

See our Schools and Groups page for information specific to schools and other educational/children's/organised groups.

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