Scotland is amazing for wildlife. The variety of species and habitats is outstanding – from golden eagles to otters, red squirrels to wintering geese and huge seabird colonies – all set among rugged mountains, moorland, ancient Caledonian pine forests and miles of coastline. Our work in Scotland helps protect them all.

Latest news

What do you get when you cross a weasel with a swan?

26 September 2015

The dramatic moment a young weasel came face to face with a curious swan has been captured on camera by an RSPB Scotland volunteer at the wildlife charity’s Lochwinnoch nature reserve.

Swan and weasel

RSPB Scotland welcomes rejection of Spango wind farm plans

23 September 2015

RSPB Scotland has welcomed the decision by the planning committee of Dumfries and Galloway Council to reject proposals for the Spango wind farm.

Flock of golden plovers wheeling over estuary

Iolo Williams to host Nature of Scotland Awards 2015: Shortlist unveiled at Scottish Parliament reception on Thursday night

11 September 2015

Wildlife expert and TV presenter Iolo Williams has been unveiled as this year’s host of RSPB Scotland’s Nature of Scotland Awards.

Table set for dinner

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Scotland Headquarters

2 Lochside View
Edinburgh Park
EH12 9DH
Tel: 0131 317 4100

East Scotland Regional Office

10 Albyn Terrace
AB10 1YP
Tel: 01224 624824

North Scotland Regional Office

Etive House
Beechwood Park
Tel: 01463 715000

South and West Scotland Regional Office

10 Park Quadrant
G3 6BS
Tel: 0141 331 0993

Featured documents

The illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland 2012

The illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland 2012

1.59Mb, PDF

A review of the illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland in 2012.

Date: 23 June 2014


Helping Nature to Help Us

Helping Nature to Help Us

2.39Mb, PDF

This report outlines how nature can provide natural solutions to living in a changing climate and includes case studies from Scotland.

Date: 12 June 2013


Bringing life back to the bogs

Bringing life back to the bogs

3.3Mb, PDF

A new beginning for Scotland's majestic Flow Country.

Date: 5 August 2011


Recent documents

Complaint by RSPB Scotland and WWT to the European Commission

Complaint by RSPB Scotland and WWT to the European Commission

265Kb, PDF

Complaint by RSPB Scotland and WWT to the European Commission concerning a failure to comply with EU law in respect of the management of geese species, and SPAs classified for these and other geese, on the island of Islay, Scotland.

Date: 17 September 2015


Nigg Bay coastal realignment

Nigg Bay coastal realignment

2.48Mb, PDF

10 years on from Scotland’s first ever managed realignment project the results show that the project has been a success. The saltmarsh habitat returned more quickly than expected, as did the marine animal life. As a result many species of waterbirds use the area and it has become an essential feeding roosting and refuge area in Nigg Bay.

Date: 11 September 2015


Open cast coal restoration

Open cast coal restoration

456Kb, PDF

RSPB Parliamentary briefing on the restoration of open cast coal sites

Date: 17 March 2015