Birdwatching from the cliffs at St Abbs Head NNR. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or

Board, Directors and Committees

Find out how NatureScot is governed and who leads us in caring for and promoting Scotland’s natural assets.

Our Board is appointed by Scottish Ministers as our ultimate decision-making body and to give us strategic direction.

Our Senior Leadership Team provides executive leadership, and strategic and operational management of our organisation.

Support for our Board comes from our:

  • Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Protected Areas Committee
  • Audit and Risk Committee
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