New seasonal rangers are being recruited to the Cairngorms National Park to help with visitor management as Covid-19 restrictions ease.
The park authority says that as national guidance change, they will need to manage how people access the park to ensure social distancing is maintained.
Seven seasonal rangers will start on June 15 – four in Badenoch and Strathspey and three in Deeside – for four months until the end of October to support existing rangers and land managers.
Grant Moir, chief executive of the Cairngorms National Park Authority, said: “We have taken the decision to employ these seasonal rangers as part of a coordinated approach to recovery within the park working closely with communities, land managers and, at the right time visitors, to help ensure a safe experience for all.
“The national park is a popular place for visitors and we look forward to welcoming them back at the appropriate time but we need to manage how people access the Cairngorms National Park to ensure that physical distancing and wider health guidance is adhered to, our environment is protected and our communities feel safe.”
At present people should stay local for exercise.