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 new First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, has announced her new cabinet.

She's made it clear that equal representation of women is of prime importance by ensuring that of the 10 Cabinet members, half will be women.  Richard Lochead MSP will continue as Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment, and Aileen McLeod MSP replaces Paul Wheelhouse MSP as Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform.

You can read more about the new cabinet here.