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Cat owner competition could help Scottish wildcats

If you own a pet or farm cat and live in Scotland, you could help Scottish Wildcat Action, the national project to save the critically endangered Scottish wildcat, by answering a few questions.

Scottish Wildcat Action has launched a Cat Owner Survey in partnership with the University of Edinburgh. The 5 - 10 minute questionnaire will be open to any cat owner in Scotland. On completion of the short survey, eligible respondents will be invited to enter their email address into a prize draw and the winner will be announced in the New Year.

You could win a fantastic £250 voucher for Forest Holidays and family tickets for both Go Ape Aberfoyle and the CairnGorm Mountain Railway. The competition closes on 31 January 2017.

For full terms and conditions as well as eligibility please see here.


About the prizes

Forest Holidays has two luxury self-catering holiday locations in Scotland at Ardgartan Argyll and Strathyre. Both are lochside locations within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Relax in a hot tub and gaze at the stars at your forest cabin surrounded by pine-clad mountains. Includes pet-friendly accommodation. The freedom, the fresh air and the forest are yours to enjoy at your own pace. Get ready for action, choosing a Forest Ranger activity, kayaking or cycling. Or master the art of relaxing, opting for gentle woodland walks or simply unwinding in the private comfort of your cabin.

Forest Holidays

Go Ape (Aberfoyle) is a great day out for the family and recently won the regional finals at the Scottish Thistle Awards for Best Outdoor and Adventure category. Win 4 tickets and take in the stunning surroundings of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park as you fly 46 metres above the ground on two of Britain's longest zip wires. Located in the Trossachs National Park, it's a mecca for Go Ape pilgrims, thrill seekers, adventure lovers and those that just want to get out and have some fun in Loch Lomond.


The CairnGorm Mountain is home to Scotland’s only funicular railway. This is a unique visitor experience that allows people of all abilities to reach the Top Station where the Ptarmigan Restaurant is located with panoramic views from over 3,500ft. There is also a viewing terrace, exhibition, shop and the highest post box in the British Isles. Cairngorm Mountain Railway

How the results are used The results from the survey are anonymous. The data will help Scottish Wildcat Action to understand people's motivations and awareness of neutering, vaccination and micro-chipping of domestic cats in relation to the protection of Scottish wildcats. It will be used to inform a dedicated cat owner campaign next year that will aim to increase the number of owners who neuter, vaccinate and microchip their domestic cats.

The Royal (Dick) Vet School of Veterinary Studies - University of Edinburgh

This content was made possible by our Partners & Funders at The Royal (Dick) Vet School of Veterinary Studies - University of Edinburgh


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Vicky is the Communications Coordinator for Scottish Wildcat Action. She has a background in third sector communications and marketing and is based at the Scottish Wildlife Trust office in Edinburgh.

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