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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SNH has published two pieces of guidance on dog walking. 

The first piece of guidance is for those working in access and national park authorities and focuses on commercial dog walking.  It isdesigned to raise awareness of commercial dog walking business practices and provide insight into what their clients require as well as highlighting the potential for displacing unwanted behaviours to other sites or areas and suggest ways to add value to responsible dog walking businesses.  You can download the guidance here.

The second piece of guidance looks at managing access with dogs to reduce impacts on land management.  It is designed for land managers, access officers and all those who have a role in addresses concerns about dogs and land management.  You can download the guidance here