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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Don't allow your dog to approach animals or people uninvited. Don't linger if wildlife is disturbed by your presence.

Be a responsible dog owner

When walking your dog in the countryside, be aware of wildlife in the area. Keep your dog close in places such as moorland, forests, grasslands and shores, to avoid disturbing birds that nest on or near the ground.

Follow the Scottish Outdoors Access Code.

How well do you know your spring flowers?

Take a few minutes to relax and escape to the woods with our helpful guide - sound on for best effect!

More about flowering plants