Sunday, 19 July 2015

We are looking for Mountain Path workers...

Thanks for the interest, starting on the shortlist.!


Physically fit and active person required for a team of upland pathworkers , working  in sometimes remote and mountainous areas of Scotland.  Although this is a short term position from August to November 2015 , (subject to weather conditions and availability of work during  these dates) there may be scope for continuous employment if more work becomes available.

Suitable applicant will have to be able to work hard in remote locations and be up for the challenge of walking for over an hour uphill before starting work. The team also works an 8 day stint on with 6 days off so the successful applicant will need to be sociable and flexible, and work well in a team.
 Although the ideal applicant should have experience in Upland Footpath work using traditional dry stone techniques, enthusiasm and ability to work hard are essential. A full drivers licence is preferred as driving may be part of the duties. 
Applicants with good experience in neighbouring disciplines ie, landscaping, stonework, estate work, and rangering will be taken seriously, but previous upland footpath work experience is preferred. 
Please note:- this work is extremely strenuous and physically demanding.

Rate of Pay is £7.20 per hour to £7.80 per hour (dependent on experience) plus accommodation, food and some travel while working away.
Please contact by email or by writing  with details of previous relevant experience, reasons for suitability, and  availability to start-

to  Matt McConway, Director ;-


Or by writing to:-

Upland Access Ltd., Hillside Cottage, James Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6EZ

Closing date for applicants will be the 10th August 2015.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Back again at Bachnagairn

Last week saw Upland Access' s team start a new pathwork project at Bachnagairn, Glen Clova area in the Angus Glens. This construction work at the lower end of the Glittering Skellies is part of the 5 year project Scotlands National Parks- Mountains and People run by our client Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust that will see significant improvements to paths within the Cairngorms and Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Parks.