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
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.
- Five autumn arrivals to look forward to 28th September 2020RSPB Scotland’s Allie McGregor tells us about some of the exciting autumn arrivals to look forward to.(read more)
- A raptor persecution cover-up, exposed. 25th September 2020Ian Thomson, Head of Investigations, RSPB Scotland tells us about a shocking discovery which reveals lengths raptor killers will go to to conceal crimes.(read more)
- Revive Our World Scotland 24th September 2020Erica Mason, Policy Campaigns Officer for RSPB Scotland, talks us through the Aichi Targets for biodiversity, actions we can take for nature, and the first steps to Revive Our World.(read more)
- Beaver survey to begin - landowners asked for support 24th September 2020NatureScot will next week kick off the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of beaver numbers and their range ever conducted in Scotland.
- Beaver survey to begin 24th September 2020NatureScot will next week kick off the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of beaver numbers and their range ever conducted in Scotland.
- Innovative farming pilot could replace traditional EU payment schemes 17th September 2020A ground-breaking new project, incentivising farmers to manage flower-rich meadows, help vulnerable populations of wading birds thrive, and restore peatlands has the potential to replace EU schemes.
- UK internal market could seriously harm Scotland’s environment 13th August 2020Scottish Environment LINK, a coalition of Scotland’s leading environment charities, has warned the UK government that its plan to create a UK internal market could seriously harm Scotland’s natural environment by dragging down standards. … [continue reading] UK internal market could seriously harm Scotland’s environment The post UK internal market could seriously harm Scotland’s environment […]
- Scotland’s new environment watchdog needs more teeth 23rd July 2020How fully does the Scottish Government's proposed new environment watchdog replace the oversight and enforcement functions previously carried out by EU institutions? Will it have the independence, powers and resources required to hold government to account on environmental matters? … [continue reading] Scotland’s new environment watchdog needs more teeth The post Scotland’s new environment watchdog […]
- How good are Scotland’s new draft environment laws? 13th July 2020If you believe your local environment is being harmed due to the failure of a public body to meet environmental standards, you can raise an official complaint and request an investigation. Well, you can until the end of December 2020, that is, when the Brexit transition period ends. A major benefit of EU membership is […]
- Timber rail trial on track 8th September 2020A six-week timber by rail project in the north of Scotland aims to demonstrate that moving timber by rail is a viable and greener alternative to using roads in the long distance movement of timber. The Scottish Government, through the Scottish Strategic Rail Freight Fund, has allocated £195,000 to Victa Railfreight to undertake the trial. […]
- Developers warned over tree felling 27th July 2020Scottish Forestry is warning developers to get in touch before felling trees or risk hefty fines or losing the chance to build on a site for up to 10 years. Since April 2019, the felling permissions system changed and with it the penalties increased greatly. Developers can be fined up to £5,000 per tree felled […]
- Join the deadgood deadwood survey 17th July 2020Environmental community groups, schools and nature enthusiasts are being invited to join in a Scotland-wide survey to find out more about deadwood in Scotland. Decaying and rotten trees, known as deadwood, are nature’s own recycling machine, slowly releasing nutrients in the soil and helping to grow other plants. Deadwood is also hugely important to biodiversity […]
- Innovation and collaboration will help build a sustainable future for Scotland 30th September 2020By Karen Peattie
- Scottish clean energy technology company hails pioneering India power project 30th September 2020GLOBAL energy consultants Enzen and Glasgow clean energy tech company Smarter Grid Solutions have been awarded India’s first Active Network Management (ANM) contract.
- Butterflies suffer 70% decline in numbers in Scotland 29th September 2020SCOTLAND’S butterflies are in drastic decline with a 70% drop in numbers - the worst crash in a decade.