Bluebells, Endymion non-scriptus. Kinloch Woods, Isle of Rum NNR. ©Laurie Campbell/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or

Connecting People and Nature in Scotland  

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

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Enjoy exploring your local area

For the moment please continue to keep to day trips which avoid camping or other overnight stays. Remember that facilities like cafes and toilets may still be closed. Please take away all your litter #staylocal.

Find out more about access to the outdoors.


It's a busy time of year for pondlife too. Building a small pond in your garden can really bring it to life - and with plenty of guidance on the internet, it's easier than you might think. As well as frogs and toads a pond can attract newts, dragonflies and much more.

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