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 Atlas of Living Scotland, a new online biodiversity database built to educate, to inform and to promote Scotland’s remarkable natural world, has recently been launched


The Atlas brings together biological data and other environmental data such as spatial layers for soil, climate and habitats,  It allows online analysis and interrogation and the data are held under a creative commons license.

You can view the atlas here.