Ranger Service

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Welcome to the Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service webpages.

We have a team of 6 rangers based throughout Aberdeenshire, and a Warden plus seasonal staff at the Bennachie Visitor 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 3 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

View Ranger Service privacy notices.


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

You can view our programme of summer events (pdf 2.5MB)Formartine Walking festival flyer (pdf 674KB) and School's Out! events programme (pdf 3.19MB)

Schools and groups

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

To keep up to date with the Ranger Service you can join us on Facebook.


Our Ranger Service is based in the following areas:

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