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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Lantra are undertaking a consultation on the design and content of a possible modern apprenticeship for the rural environment.

This new qualification would potentially include specialist pathways in environmental conservation, estate management, estate maintenance and dry stone walling, and provide a flexible route for learning and applying skills in the workplace.  Lantra are seeking your views from now until September 4th and you can submit your comments here.