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.

The Nature of Scotland Awards 2016 are now open for entries! For more information or to download an entry form, please visit the How to enter page. This year, we have two exciting new categories: the Corporate Award, and Food and Farming.

The 2016 Nature of Scotland Awards will take place on Thursday, 24 November at the prestigious Prestonfield House Hotel in Edinburgh. Guests will enjoy a memorable evening which will include a drinks reception, three-course dinner and awards presentation. 

The 2016 awards will be hosted by BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham. During the evening, guests will learn more about those who have reached the shortlist and find out who the winners are.

In November 2015, 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.

Find out who our winners and finalists were in 2015 and get a flavour of the event by viewing a selection of photographs from the award ceremony.

Good luck to this year's participants and a big thank you to our sponsors and supporters! 

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 more about the 2016 judges and why they are excited to be judging the awards. More...

The judges and shortlisting panel

The award ceremony

The fifth annual Nature of Scotland Awards presentation dinner will be held on 24 November 2016 at the prestigious Prestonfield House Hotel in Edinburgh. More...

The award ceremony

Our partners

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Our partners
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Chris Packham on the Nature of Scotland Awards

How to enter

If you've done something outstanding for nature conservation, or you know someone who has, we want to hear from you!

Enter the Nature of Scotland Awards

2015 supporters

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