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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SNH have published a series of reports into the Scottish Beaver Trial.

The beaver trial began in 2009 in Knapdale and an immense amount of monitoring and assessment has taken place.  The six reports look at topics such as woodland impacts, freshwater vegetation impacts and socio-economic impacts of the beaver introduction.  The findings of the trial will now be put to the Scottish Government and a ministerial decision on the beavers' future is expected by the end of 2015.

You can read all the reports here.