Imagine vast water meadows and marshes stretching before the magnificent Cairngorms and Monadhliath mountains. Sedges and mosses cover this place in a blanket that turns from vivid, fresh greens in spring, through to warm golds that glow in the autumn sun. All the while, the River Spey meanders through the marshes. It runs deep, veined with dark peat and silvery reflections, like a seam of beautiful, polished marble.
This is RSPB Insh Marshes. Set within the stunning Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, it is one of the best pieces of wetland in the whole of the UK and is home to an amazing array of birds, buzzing insects and fragrant flowers.
But something is missing.
RSPB Insh Marshes is complete along the north side of the River Spey, but south of the river there is a missing piece of the jigsaw. For the first time in 60 years, we have a fantastic opportunity to secure that missing piece – a pocket of land called the Dell of Killiehuntly – and complete the reserve.
In the past, thanks to fantastic supporters like you, we've been able to acquire pieces of land and nurture them into even more glorious places for nature - alive with birds and other wildlife. With your help, we can do it again.