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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Forestry Commission Scotland have published a guide entitled 'Working with teachers and schools - building confidence in outdoor learning.

The guide is targeted at outdoor learning practitioners in Scotland and looks at the new regulations set by the General Teaching Council for Scotland and the Curriculum for Excellence.  The resource is divided into 3 Units covering different aspects of what is now called Career-long Professional Learning (CLPL) for teachers (previously teacher training, in-service training, or Continuing Professional Development).  The 3 units are:

  • Unit 1 About Professional Standards for Teachers
  • Unit 2 Working with Curriculum for Excellence and Schools
  • Unit 3 About Planning and Delivering CLPL for Teachers

You can download the guide here.