The Nature of Scotland Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in Scottish nature conservation.

Scotland is renowned worldwide for its beautiful wild places and abundant wildlife. We must work hard to preserve this precious natural heritage, celebrating success stories and protecting that which is under real threat.

We were delighted to host the fourth year of the Awards, which recognised the very best efforts made for the benefit of nature conservation in Scotland. The challenges involved in protecting and nurturing Scotland’s special places and iconic species are ever more pressing.

The 2015 awards are now closed for nominations. We received more than 50 high-calibre entries. The judging panel has tough decisions ahead and the shortlisted entries will be announced on 10 September.

Last year

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Nature of Scotland Awards! The winning individuals and projects were announced at a black tie dinner at the prestigious Sheraton Grand Hotel, in Edinburgh, on 20 November 2014. Find out who the winners and finalists were and read some of their inspirational stories.

If you would like any information about the Awards please email or call 0131 317 4100.

About the awards

Award categories

There are eight award categories - each one recognises a different aspect of conservation work. More...

Award categories

The judges and shortlisting panel

Find out why the five judges are so excited about these awards, and who'll be choosing the shortlisted entrants. More...

The judges and shortlisting panel

The award ceremony

The third annual Nature of Scotland Awards presentation dinner was held on 20 November 2014 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh. More...

The award ceremony

Our partners

There are many great ways to get involved and be part of these awards - contact us to find out about the benefits for you. More...

Our partners
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Chris Packham on the Nature of Scotland Awards

Book your place at the 2015 awards

Find out more and book your place at this year's black tie awards ceremony on 19 November.

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I encourage anyone who is aware of exceptional conservation work in Scotland to make nominations for the Nature of Scotland Awards and ensure this important work receives the recognition it deserves. I look forward to reading more of these inspirational stories and wish all the nominees the best of luck.

Richard Lochhead, Environment Secretary

We're winners too!

The Scottish Event Awards is an initiative run in association with Event Scotland. The award ceremony was held in September 2012 and saw the inaugural Nature of Scotland Awards win top prize for 'Best Awards Scheme'!