The Porter Collection Jo Porter has collected a life-time of memories and artefacts



Over a lifetime of living and working in the Cairngorms, Jo Porter has collected a wide range of fascinating items including rare books, newspaper and magazine articles, postcards, photographs, and scientific articles. His early life as an instructor at Glenmore Lodge, a Cairngorm Ranger and Member of the Mountain Rescue Team allowed him to collect important records of mountaineering events.

Later he worked on a series of scientific projects in the Cairngorms and has amassed a collection of primary material shedding light on the development of scientific research in the area. Jo Porter was the inspiration for the foundation of the Cairngorms Archive Trust and CATS is proud to be given the responsibility of safeguarding this unique collection for future generations to enjoy.