100% for Nature

How we’re working to transform reserves in Scotland.

100% for Nature is an exciting project to transform the conservation status of the RSPB’s reserves in Scotland. The aim is to boost the condition of the most important sites for nature on 11 reserves. It will trial innovative conservation techniques, to show how Scotland can meet its most ambitious biodiversity targets.

The goals

100% for Nature aims to transform the RSPB’s reserves in Scotland.

EU LIFE is supporting the work with a grant of just over £1.25m. The RSPB is committing over £650,000 and NatureScot will provide £80,000.

Explore our Scottish sites

Experience some of the most capitvating, beautiful and unique nature reserves in the United Kingdom.

100% for Nature. 

The RSPB looks after many special places in Scotland.

100% for Nature aims to make sure those places are the best they can be for nature.

The European Commission is supporting a project that will see £2m invested in some of our most precious habitats.

What are the projects?

Islay and Oronsay: building wooden shelters for choughs to nest in.

Culbin Sands: removing woody scrub from 60 acres of the reserve.

Loch Lomond: cutting the vegetation to benefit Greenland white-fronted geese.

Tiree: improving the nesting habitat for ringed plovers and little terns.

Inversnaid: implementing a fencing plan to encourage woodland regeneration.

Nigg and Udale Bay: mapping and removing invasive non-native grasses.

Kirkconnell: managing levels of grazing to benefit curlews, lapwings and redshanks.

Mersehead: improving the area for Svalbard barnacle geese.

Insh Marshes: introducing a small herd of Konik ponies to the site to manage the reeds.

Abernethy: helping montane willows and managing the land for capercaillie.

Where are the projects?

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    • Insh Marshes

      Insh Marshes

      Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve is one of the most important wetlands in Europe. Enjoy a springtime stroll and look out for nesting lapwings, redshanks and curlews, or visit in the wintertime when the marsh floods.

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    • Loch Lomond

      Loch Lomond

      RSPB Loch Lomond is one of the best places for wildlife in Scotland. On the southeast shores of Loch Lomond, the site has a remarkable mix of habitats.

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    • Mersehead

      Mersehead

      Discover the breathtaking scenery and wildlife that's typical of this region. Stroll along the nature trails and use the viewing hides to explore at your own pace.

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    • Culbin Sands

      Culbin Sands

      Truly get away from it all at this remote and unspoilt reserve. Come during the winter and you'll see sea ducks feeding offshore, while from late summer to late spring, large numbers of bar-tailed godwits, oystercatchers and knots flock.

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    • Nigg Bay

      Nigg Bay

      Nigg Bay is an extensive area of mudflat, saltmarsh and wet grassland on the Cromarty Firth. Visit any time between October and March and you're sure to see countless wading birds, such as bar-tailed godwits and knots.

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    • Inversnaid

      Inversnaid

      Inversnaid is on the east shore of Loch Lomond, where oak woodland rises steeply from the loch and gives way to open moorland with spectacular views. In the summer months you might see pied flycatchers here, as well as buzzards.

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    • Udale Bay

      Udale Bay

      From late summer to April you can see thousands of wildfowl and wading birds here. Come an hour or two either side of high tide to be rewarded with spectacular views of flocks of flying birds.

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    • Tiree

      Tiree

      Improvements to nesting habitats at Tiree are benefiting several species.

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    • Oronsay

      Oronsay

      We're providing wooden nest shelters for choughs at Oronsay.

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    • Islay

      Islay

      We're building wooden nesting shelters for Choughs at Islay.

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    • Kirkconnell

      Kirkconnell

      Managing grazing at Kirkconnell is benefitting redshanks, lapwings and curlews.

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    • Abernethy

      Abernethy

      Abernethy is ancient, wild and immeasurably special. Reaching from the River Nethy to the top of Ben Macdui, it boasts ancient Caledonian pineforest, sweeping moorland, vital wetland and dramatic mountains.

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