The Countryside of Scotland
Scotland is blessed with a wide complexity of landscapes. The wildest and finest are designated as National Parks or National Scenic Areas.
Scotland is renowned for it’s spectacular countryside and abundant wildlife and is wonderful for wildlife watching. It is also home to Ben Nevis – the highest mountain in the British Isles at 1,345 metres above sea level.
At WithNature you can browse articles, news and listings including places to go and local groups for your home county or any county you may like to visit.
Glasgow and Strathclyde
Edinburgh and Lothians
Tayside, Central and Fife
Highland and Islands
Aberdeen and North East
National Trust for Scotland – Countryside & Wildlife
The National Trust for Scotland cares for and manages over 76,000 hectares of countryside, home to a huge variety of wildlife and world-famous natural landscapes.
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The National Trust for Scotland
A vital conservation charity protecting Scotland's coast, wilderness, wildlife and countryside for the good of all. Funded largely by donations, membership is very affordable, comes with a raft of benefits and supports their work.
Campaigners lodge petition to stop 'bloodthirsty' US hunter from returning to Scotland
Almost 1,000 people have backed a petition to ban a US tourist from returning to Scotland as a booking agent for a company specialising in hunting trips after she posted pictures posing with a dead stag online.
Plan for car-free zone in city park given the green light
A transformational project to make Scotland’s largest city park more environmentally and pedestrian friendly has been given the green light by local councillors.
Edinburgh to take a leaf out of New York’s book with trees plan
Edinburgh is set to be home to one million trees by the end of the decade.
Last call for nature fund applicants
Budding applicants are being encouraged to submit ambitious ideas to improve habitats, safeguard species and tackle the causes of biodiversity loss in the final weeks of the latest round of the Biodiversity Challenge Fund.
COP26 will allow us to reflect upon a brighter future
SOMETIMES, being a property factor can feel a wee bit like running a government, albeit a very small one. Actually, there are striking similarities between being a factor and our orthodox understanding of how democratic government should work.
Heat is on as Scotland rises to the challenge of higher temperatures
THE climate emergency has finally reached the roof of the world.
Mull Eagle Watch: The Trials of Life
RSPB Scotland's Dave Sexton shares some of the tough realities to be faced for white-tailed eagles. Watch 'Wild Animal Rescue' on Channel 5 today (Thursday 23 January) at 11am and 7pm to see some of the work Mull Eagle Watch do.(read more)
Call for poetry inspired by Tentsmuir nature reserve
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is calling on poets to show their love of nature by writing verses inspired by Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve.
5 ways to take part in Big Garden Birdwatch as a student
RSPB Scotland's Molly Martin shared 5 ways you can take part in Big Garden Birdwatch at University or College.(read more)
Powerful storm 27 years ago ‘wiped out’ heather on St Kilda
It was one of the most powerful storms to hit Scotland in recorded history, bringing 120mph winds in its wake along with blizzards, high seas, thunder and lightning.
Nature recognised as vital part of Scotland’s infrastructure
Louise Gunstensen, Senior Conservation Planner, shares RSPB Scotland's response to the 'Blueprint for Scotland' report from the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland.(read more)
Over 70,000 salmon escape from Scottish fish farm
Over 70,000 salmon have escaped from a fish farm off Colonsay after their cage was damaged in stormy weather.