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.
Glasgow and Strathclyde
Edinburgh and Lothians
Tayside, Central and Fife
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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.
Don't miss spring
RSPB Scotland’s Species and Habitats Officer James Silvey encourages us to enjoy the arrival of spring in our local patch.(read more)
Record £745m of wind power exported by Scotland
Scotland exported a record £745m worth electricity last year as wind power increasing becomes the country’s second North Sea Oil.
Farmers 'must work together to save iconic wading birds'
With their slender beaks and twig-like legs, they’re among the most instantly recognisable icons of Scotland’s moors and coastlines.
Spring for all the senses
RSPB Scotland's Molly Martin shares ways to experience spring in your gardens, from balconies and in local green spaces using all your senses.(read more)
Bid to ensure animals are happy from farm to plate
It's a project that aims to give meat eaters a little peace of mind when they sit down for dinner.
Whitehall officials say Glasgow still 'intended' venue for COP26 next year
Glasgow is still the intended venue for COP26, when it is rescheduled next year, Whitehall officials have confirmed.
Scotland goes ‘long-tailed tits up’ for Big Garden Birdwatch
RSPB Scotland's Molly Martin tells us about our top 10 birds in Scotland from this year's Big Garden Birdwatch! (read more)
Smallest birds bounce back in Scottish gardens
Measuring only around 9cm and with a distinctive black and yellow head stripe, the goldcrest is Scotland’s smallest bird and also one of its most striking.
Scottish start-up in gold mine energy store plan
SCOTTISH energy storage start-up Gravitricity has received £300,000 from government agency Innovate UK to explore the potential to use gold mine shafts in South Africa as energy stores.
A call for communities to help protect their historic environment
We are very pleased to have been awarded more than £220,000 by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to engage communities across the country to develop and tell the heritage story of where they live - and we are looking for communities to take part.
Highlands named biodiversity hotspot
THE Scottish Highlands are famed throughout the world as the realm of the red deer and golden eagle.
Keeping connected: a message from our Chief to you
On Monday March 9 I started in my new role as the CEO of Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB). My first job was to look at the implications of COVID-19, not the start to the role that I had first anticipated!