About Friends of Abernethy

Be part of something magical.

Friends of Abernethy is a relatively new group set up in 2011, primarily to raise funds for RSPB Abernethy Reserve, including Loch Garten The Group support the Reserves staff with local community events.. The Group encourages practical volunteering and is active in a variety of fundraising activities including fundraising events.

Over the years we have organised a sponsored cycle, a sponsored walk along the length of the River Nethy from confluence with the Spey, through the heart of the reserve to the source of the Nethy high up in the Cairngorms; a plant sale and two Open Garden days and an Afternoon Tea at Forest Lodge. These activities raise funds for a variety of projects on the reserve, including the tree nursery. We have worked with Reserve staff to organise event days for regular Friends of Abernethy donors.

We raise awareness of the RSPB and provide opportunities for volunteers to liaise with the local community through participation in local events. The group also encourages practical volunteering on the reserve. Read about some of our past activities in the News section, and upcoming events in the Events section. If you are local and would like to get involved or if you live farther afield and would like to participate by holding your own version of our fundraiser, please contact Jean Burns, Treasurer: jean.burns@live.co.uk.

Meeting place

Friends Of Abernethy, Forest Lodge, RSPB Loch Garten, Abernethy, Nethybridge, Inverness-shire, PH25 3EF

Committee posts

Mrs Jean Burns: Main Contact

Other people who help organise group activities

Mrs Aileen Fox
Dr Amanda Thomson

Group contact


Contact us

If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch.