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How to engage with our work

You and your community can get involved in Scottish Natural Heritage work in various ways, from attending meetings to volunteering.

Attend a Board meeting

You are welcome to attend many of our meetings as an observer.

Find out how you can join in open sessions of our:

Come to a reception

Our informal receptions across Scotland give local people the chance to chat with senior staff and Board members about our work in the area. Learn more about what we do and why, and tell us about the issues affecting nature and landscapes that are important to you.

We announce forthcoming receptions via press release.

Join in an event

We hold a large number of events every year, many of them at our National Nature Reserves (NNRs). Enjoy a great day out, find out more about why each NNR is important and meet some of our staff.

Find events near you.

Management of protected areas

You can get involved in the planning and management of Scotland’s protected areas, including:

Get in touch with the relevant Scottish Natural Heritage area office to tell us that you’d like to help.

Volunteer at a National Nature Reserve

A growing number of people are helping improve the environment by supporting the work we do on our NNRs.

Find out about volunteering at an NNR.

Respond to a consultation

We use public consultations to invite views on many of our proposals. Your response will help to inform our advice to the Scottish Government.

View and comment on open consultations.

Keep up to date

Get all of our news direct to your inbox – subscribe to our e-newsletter.

You can also read our Scotland’s Nature blog and NNR blogs or follow us on social media.

Where we stand on specific issues

See our latest news and find out where we stand on specific issues by visiting our online media centre.

You can also search our publications for relevant policy statements and guidance on a specific topic.