A nature-rich future for Scotland    

These are part of what makes Scotland special and are among the country's greatest assets.

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Three people outdoors, looking at camera, smiling, with bikes. Sign on fence posts reads 'mental illness is not a personal failure'. Image courtesy of Cycling Scotland

Green Health Week

Listen to our latest podcast on Mountain Biking Trail Therapy and find out all about using mountain biking and contact with nature to help people suffering from mental ill-health and ways we can all benefit from making space for nature.

Find out more about Green Health Week.

Tourists enjoying the view at Craigie Fort, Loch Lomond ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.nature.scot

Establishing new National Parks in Scotland

As a first step towards the programme for Government commitment to establishing at least one new National Park by 2026, Scottish Ministers have invited everyone to share views on what we want from these globally recognised designations.

Read more about National Parks in Scotland.