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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 Scottish Government has published a document which sets out the priority actions that need to take place in order to meet the international Aichi Targets for biodiversity and improve the state of nature within Scotland. The route map sets out actions that will deliver the '2020 challenge for biodiversity'.  Actions are co-ordinated into six 'Big Steps for Nature', under which priority projects are identified which focus on delivering benefits for biodiversity.  You can download the document here.