New membership must be ratified by SCRA council. For the first year of membership only, a pro rata rate is available on membership fees, depending on how much of the current year remains.

All individual memberships cost £35 per calendar year. A discount is available pro rata for those joining part way through the year (in the frist year, not a renewal!). The following categories of membership are available, and you can apply online to become a member:

Full Membership

Holder is entitled to  full voting rights, discounted training, to receive SCRAmble and SCRibble, direct e-mail updates, full access to SCRA-Online including members only pages.  Open to anyone employed as a Countryside Ranger (or similar profession that is deemed to be closely allied to the Ranger profession).


Membership available for anyone that would like to join but does not wish to become a full member. Supporters have the same benefits as full members but do not have voting rights.

Volunteer / Student

Reduced rate (£17.50) for people who are training to become rangers. You may be asked to provide evidence of your educational or volunteer status. You will have the same benefits as full members but do not have voting rights.

Team Membership

Designed for Ranger Service employers: 
- Local Authorities
- National Trust for Scotland
- private estates.

It entitles an organisation to join and receive full individual membership for all Rangers named on the application. Memberships are non-transferable if a Ranger leaves the post.

Some organisations may wish to allow other members of staff to join as supporters within a team membership, which will mean that those members will not have voting rights.

When applying please select the appropriate category on the online registration form and SCRA will contact the employer for verification.

Affiliated Organisations (£85)

Designed for organisations who wish to support the work of SCRA, but not necessarily participate actively; may include:
- FE and HE Colleges
- other Educational Establishments
- other Associations.

Affiliated Organisations will receive a copy of SCRAmble to the registered email address.

Ranger Manager

It is anticipated that prospective mentors will fall into this category. Ranger Managers have the same voting and access rights as Full Members.

Honorary Membership

In the gift of council, for those who have contributed to the development of the profession over a period of time.

Non members - subscription to SCRAmble only

You may request copies of SCRAmble, which will be sent electronically to a registered email address. The cost is £4 per edition or £10 per annum (3 editions).