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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Have you any bat themed events planned this year? It could be a talk, walk, bat and moth night, perhaps something on gardening for wildlife or making bat boxes. If so please add details to the Bat Conservation Trust events page .

bat detectingThen claim your reward- contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (giving your name and address) for some free bat stickers to give out at the event/s.

Also ….

Holy Mackerel, did you know that 29-30th August is International Bat Night? It's a great reason to put on an event and join bat fans worldwide in a chiropteran celebration. If you are planning any bat events on this date or (2 weeks either side) you may wish to register your event on both the Bat Conservation Trust website and the Eurobats site. You can order free posters to help you advertise your event from the Eurobats site.

For more information about bats, top tips on gardening for bats, ideas for batty activities with children and lots more see the Bat Conservation trust website www.bats.org.uk

Anne Youngman, Scottish Officer, Bat Conservation Trust.