Ben Lomond at sunset

Scotland

Scotland is amazing for wildlife. From golden eagles to otters, red squirrels to wintering geese and huge seabird colonies - all set among rugged mountains, moorland, ancient Caledonian pine forests and miles of coastline.

Scotland headquarters

Our nature reserves in Scotland include some of the wildest and most beautiful areas of the UK.

They provide wonderful opportunities to enjoy some of Scotland's spectacular wildlife and scenery, from the world-famous ospreys of Loch Garten to white-tailed eagles on Mull and Rhum.

Basing our work on a sound scientific understanding of what is happening in Scotland's countryside ensures our policies and the partnerships we build are successful. There is a great deal of interest in the conservation of Scotland's biodiversity, and we are pleased to be able to help foster and encourage this.

We have enjoyed numerous conservation successes, from playing a key role in the reintroduction of white-tailed eagles and red kites to Scotland, to increasing the fortunes of corncrakes. 

However, the challenges we face are many and varied. These include working for greater protection and better management of seas and coastlines and stamping out the the deliberate destruction of Scotland’s birds of prey that has been a prominent issue for many decades. 

For more information

Scotland Headquarters
2 Lochside View
Edinburgh Park
Edinburgh
EH12 9DH

Telephone: 0131 317 4100

Loch of Strathbeg RSPB reserve, views of the beach

East Scotland

There are a large range of habitats under management in the region, including lochs, sea cliffs, upland moors and wetlands.

Species protection projects include working with sporting estates to survey black grouse in Perth and Kinross, encouraging farmers to help preserve corn bunting populations in Buchan and managing land to enhance the breeding habitats of red-necked phalaropes in Shetland.

Counties covered

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For more information

East Scotland Regional Office
10 Albyn Terrace
Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire
AB10 1YP

Telephone: 01224 624824
E-mail: esro@rspb.org.uk

Troup Head RSPB reserve. Thrift, Armeria maritima, growing on the cliff tops. Scotland.
Troup Head
Sea Cliffs / Seabird colony at Fowlsheugh RSPB reserve
Fowlsheurgh
Overview of site from north side, Loch of Kinnordy RSPB reserve, Scotland
Loch Kinnordy

North Scotland

Our work is focused around a number of key themes: crofting, farming and farmland birds; peatlands; Caledonian pinewood; corncrakes and machair.

We work to help key species (like capercaillie, black grouse, white-tailed eagle, red kite, black-throated diver and Slavonian grebe) and nesting waders (such as lapwing, snipe, dunlin and redshank); and wildlife tourism.

These priorities are reflected in the nature reserves we own or manage, the projects we get involved with and the research and monitoring we undertake.

Counties covered

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For more information

North Scotland Regional Office
Etive House
Beechwood Park
Inverness
IV2 3BW

Telephone: 01463 715000
E-mail: nsro@rspb.org.uk

 Insh Marshes RSPB reserve, Loch Insh, 2000
Insh Marshes
Broubster Leans RSPB reserve. Looking south, through a sea of Cotton grass / Bog cotton
Broubster Leans
Coral sand beach and dunes at Balranald RSPB reserve, North Uist, Scotland, June 1997
Balranald
RSPB Fairy Glen nature reserve
Fairy Glen
RSPB Forsinard Flows; view from visitor trail, including snow-capped Ben Griam, Highland, Scotland.
Forsinard Flows

South and West Scotland

The RSPB undertakes many habitat management programmes across a range of species, including corncrake and chough, and also has 10 reserves open to the public in the region, offering visitors the opportunity to get first hand experience of nature.

Counties covered

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For more information

South and West Scotland Regional Office
10 Park Quadrant
Glasgow
G3 6BS

Telephone: 0141 331 0993
E-mail: glasgow@rspb.org.uk

loch lomond
Loch Lomond
Crook of Baldoon
Crook of Baldoon
Sea cliffs at The Mull of OA
The Oa
Inversnaid RSPB reserve
Inversnaid
View over the lake at Wood of Cree
Wood of Cree