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Welcome to the Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service.

From mountain to sea the Ranger Service works throughout Aberdeenshire helping everyone make the most of their cultural, social and natural heritage.

We organise a range of events and activities designed to help you learn more about your environment, the unique Aberdeenshire countryside and to have fun at the same time.

All events are free of charge, unless otherwise stated.

Morrone Hill, BraemarThe Ranger Service is also available to adult and children's groups who wish to learn more about their environment. There is no charge for this service.

For more information please contact your local Ranger Office.


Our timetable of events throughout Aberdeenshire.


Contacts for our Rangers by area.


Ranger Service

Information about the Bennachie Centre - opening times, contact information and news.



Dune Watch

Dune Watch - tackling illegal off-roading on beaches and dune systems in north Aberdeenshire.

The area's dune systems, which are recognised as being of international importance, were in some cases being permanently damaged through the frequent use of off-road vehicles such as quad and scrambler bikes.


The Scottish Outdoor Access Code explains the responsibilities of the public and of land managers in enabling all to benefit from access without harm to their own enjoyment or to the livelihoods of those who live and work on the land.