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The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA) is the professional membership association for Countryside Rangers and associated countryside professionals in Scotland

Formed in 1974, SCRA has an enviable reputation for supporting the development and enhancement of the Ranger profession in Scotland; organising networking events, training events and conferences, supporting the development of a national logo and brand for Scotland's Ranger Services and working with Government and Government agencies to promote the profession.

Rangers promote the enjoyment, understanding and care of Scotland's outdoors through;

  • The first hand provision of information, advice and activities
  • Interpretation
  • The management of sites and facilities
  • Seeking to secure responsible behaviour

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The tree that hosts Lady, the Loch of the Lowes osprey, has won the Scottish Tree of the Year award for 2014.

The tree is a 100 year old Scots Pine, which has seen the fledging of 50 osprey chicks over the years.  The Scots Pine, known as Lady's tree, will go on to compete against trees from 12 countries from around Europe in European Tree of the Year 2015, organised by the Environmental Partnership Association.