The SNH Board meeting at Dynamic Earth, 8th March 2018. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or

Our Board

Scottish Ministers appoint the Board of NatureScot to serve as our ultimate decision-making body.

Our Board members decide the strategic direction of our organisation, in line with the policy, planning and resources framework set by Scottish Ministers.

The Board appoints our Chief Executive and is supported by committees with a specialist focus on scientific advice, protected areas, and audit and risk.

Members of the public can watch the open sessions of our Board meetings, please read our Frequently Asked Questions to find out more.

Our Board members are appointed as individuals - rather than to represent an organisation - and come from all walks of life. Anyone with experience in our field of work can apply to join the Board.

The next round of recruitment will be opening soon so please watch this page for further updates on how to apply.

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Great Glen House
Leachkin Road

Executive Office

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