Our final evaluation bore down on the outcomes of the programme following ongoing review over the full period. This bold and extensive £5.6M project supercharged the path building industry, repaired Scotland’s frontline hills and changed many participants lives beyond their expectations. For the hundreds of students and volunteers involved the mountains their place of hard work, team spirit and psychological refuge proved a most simplistic yet unrealised solution to feeding and healing their souls. The majority now have successful careers in land management utilising the skills and confidence that TMTP honoured them. Everyone benefited through the project; trainees, volunteers, the public, practitioners and land managers, the economy and sensitive habitats under visitor pressure.
The ongoing monitoring work involved formative and summative research predominantly through interviews, questionnaires, programme partnership insights and communications review. Key programme outputs were SVQ training, mountain conservation volunteers, activity festivals, health walks, mass participation events, information & interpretation, ranger led events, links to formal education.
See our full evaluation report for The National Lottery Heritage Fund here: