Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) perching on a lichen covered branch. ©Lorne Gill/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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Our pollinators need your help

Scotland has a rich variety of pollinating insects.  Pollinators rely on the nectar and pollen produced by a variety of flowering plants. This results in the transfer of pollen between plants, leading to fertilisation and the production of seeds and fruit. But they face many threats - this video offers some tips on the small steps you can take to help them.

Read our Scottish Pollinators blog.


2019 possible Nature Conservation MPA consultation

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on four possible Marine Protected Areas (pMPAs) for Scotland's seas.  The consultation is inviting views on the case for the individual pMPAs and their possible environmental and socio-economic impacts and management.

Find out more about the 2019 pMPA consultation.