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 Environment Minister, Stewart Stevenson MSP, launched the Scottish Ranger Award on behalf of The Scottish Rangers Association.

Stewart Stevenson at the SCRA launch of the Scottish Ranger Award

The Minister presented the first three awards to rangers in a ceremony at SNH's Battleby Centre. In his keynote address he highlighted the importance of Countryside Rangers in welcoming the public to the countryside and caring for Scotland's natural heritage.

Alison Cairnie receives SRA from the Scottish Environment MinisterScottish Ranger Award holders

The Scottish Ranger Award is the culmination of a development programme of Continuing Professional Development by the Ranger Development Partnership. The three rangers who have achieved the Scottish Ranger Award are Alison Cairnie, Dundee City Council Ranger Service; Michelle Iona Melville, Highland Council Ranger Service; and John Parker, Glasgow City Council Ranger Service.