SCRA Council Member Bob Reid asks, ‘Is the answer in our hands?’

The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association is the professional organisation for Rangers and Countryside Staff in Scotland. SCRA has developed over the years through our members volunteering in delivering and creating what we have achieved.

Support from communities Ranger employers enables their staff to be involved in SCRA:

  • training
  • conferences
  • award programmes
  • regional groups
  • representation on other organisations at national level.

Our new Market Strategy and website will focus on delivering a professional service to members and achieving our goals into the future of Rangering in Scotland.

We need you

We urgently need volunteers to share the workload and assist the council to continue to deliver a professional service.

Volunteering covers an array of topics in the advancement of the membership. You can volunteer for a length of time that suits you. You don’t need to be an expert, learning is part and parcel of volunteering and can count towards your CPD.

You could get involved with one of our working groups covering:

  • social media, website and blogging
  • the Scottish Junior Ranger Award and SCRA Challenge Award
  • events – Ranger Rendezvous, AGM

As Rangers we rely on SCRA to represent our collective views, on issues that affect the future of the Ranger Service. SCRA has mutual affiliation with CMA which was established 40 years ago this year.
SCRA has a long standing twinned programme with the Icelandic Ranger Association.
The International Rangers’ Federation was founded in Scotland and we are members of the European Rangers’ Federation covering 30 countries, including Russia and Israel.

SCRA members are part of a global family of Rangers. There are always opportunities to get involved, so your help is very welcomed.

Get involved

If you’d like to volunteer, please email me at

thanks, Bob.