Links

Walking and Wildlife Adventures is a member of a range of Scottish tourism and business partnerships. Cory Jones the company founder is also a member of a range of outdoor organisations.

Wild about Gairloch – Annual Wildlife Festival and events in Wester Ross.
Celtic Fringe – Wester Ross based not for profit organisation promoting the local area and local businesses.
Visit Gairloch – Gairloch Business Association website to promote Wester Ross and Gairloch.
Undiscovered Scotland
– The Ultimate Online Guide to Scotland
Loch Ewe Visitor Centre – Information for visitors to Loch Ewe and Wester Ross

Outdoor Related Links
Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland Formed in 1926, the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland (APRS) works to protect Scotland’s world renowned landscape and the amenity of the countryside.

British Association of Nature Conservationists BANC is an independent organisation which takes a critical look at the world of nature conservation. They also publish the fantastic ECOS magazine.

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) is the representative body that exists to protect the freedoms and promote the interests of climbers, hillwalkers and mountaineers in England and Wales.

Buglife
campaigns for the conservation of all invertebrates in Britain.

Butterfly Conservation is dedicated to saving wild butterflies, moths and their habitats throughout the UK.

British Trust for Ornithology is a UK bird research charity.

The Cairngorms Campaign is a membership organization which aims to protect and raise appreciation of the Cairngorms area.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority is the body in charge of delivering the aims of the National Park.

Carrifran Wildwood in association with Borders Forest Trust and the John Muir Trust – an ecological restoration project in the Southern Uplands.

Community Woodlands Association is the direct representative body of Scotland’s community woodland groups.

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities is the representative voice of Scottish local government.

Council for Scottish Archaeology works to secure the archaeology of Scotland.

European Platform Against Windfarms (EPAW) defends the interests of windfarm campaign groups.

Forestry Commission Scotland

Friends of the Earth Scotland campaigns for solutions to environmental problems.

Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are an independent charity dedicated to keeping the National Park a special place.

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust is based in Tobermory on Mull – they pioneer practical locally-based education and monitoring programmes.

The Highland Council

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Highlands before Pylons Campaign against new large scale overhead pylons in the Highlands.

Highland Tiger is spreading the word about declining numbers of Scottish Wildcats.

Institute of Paths and Rights Of Way is a professional body which represents individuals involved in the management of public rights of way.

IUCN is the International Union for the Conservation of Nature

John Muir Trust are a wild land conservation charity which owns and manages land in the Highlands of Scotland.

The Long Distance Walkers Association was founded in 1971 with the aim of furthering the interests of those who enjoy long distance walking.

Marine Conservation Society is a UK charity dedicated to the protection of the marine environment and its wildlife.

Mark Hamblin Photography has a fantastic range of images of wildlife, nature and landscapes from Scotland and Northern Europe.

The Mountain Bothies Association is a charity that works to maintain simple unlocked shelters in remote country for the use and benefit of all who love wild and lonely places.

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland represents mountaineers, climbers and hill walking enthusiasts in Scotland.

Ministry of Defence

Mountain Aid is a registered Charity that aims to: find means of helping to improve the quality of life of anyone permanently injured on the Scottish hills; provide training and education in the skills required to safely enjoy Scottish hills; to maintain a close relationship with the Scottish Mountain Rescue services.

Mountain Forum is a global network for mountain communities, environments and sustainable development.

Natural England is an independent public body that aims to protect and improve England’s natural environment.

National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) promotes and protects the interests of the Scottish farming industry.

North East Mountain Trust promotes the conservation of mountain and coastal environments in Scotland.

Northshots is the home of Scottish-based nature photographer Peter Cairns.

National Trust for Scotland (NTS) cares for Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage.

Ordnance Survey

Paths for All Partnership facilitates the development of local paths for all in Scotland.

Plantlife work for the conservation of wild plants and fungi.

The Ramblers’ Association is a charity that promotes rambling, protects rights of way, and campaigns for access to open country.

Reforesting Scotland is a networking organisation for those active in the ecological and social regeneration of Scotland.

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds works to create a better environment for birds and other wildlife.

Rural Community Gateway is a Scottish Government initiative – your first stop for rural community networking, news, information, discussion and more.

Scottish Climbs.com offers news, discussion and information about climbing in Scotland.

Scottish Community Land Network is for anyone interested in the development of community-based land activities.

Scottish Countryside Access Network work across Scotland on access and outdoor related issues.

Scottish Countryside Rangers Association is the professional membership association for rangers in Scotland.

Scottish Avalanche Information Service provide avalanche forecasts and information.

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Parliament

Scottish Environment News (SCENES) is an excellent monthly newsletter covering all environmental news in Scotland.  Well worth subscribing to.

Scottish Environmental Link is the forum for Scotland’s voluntary environmental organisations.

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

Scottish Mountaineering Club is one of Scotland’s oldest private mountaineering clubs.

Scottish Natural Heritage promotes care for the natural heritage of Scotland.

Scottish Ornithologists’ Club has good information about birds and birding in Scotland.

Scottish Native Woods works to rescue, restore and expand Scotland’s native (natural) woodlands.

Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society safeguards public access throughout Scotland.

Scottish Rural Property and Business Association (SRPBA) represents the role and interest of those associated with rural and property business associated with the land.

Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology promotes the research, recording and protection of Scotland’s underwater archaeology.

Scottish Wildlife Trust is a conservation organisation caring for wildlife reserves and campaigning on wildlife issues.

Scottish Wild Beaver Group works with communities, farmers and landowners to help people live with and enjoy Scotland’s wild beavers.

Scottish Youth Hostels Association provides safe and budget accommodation across Scotland.

Self-Willed Land promotes wild land and nature – good selection of articles on wild land related topics.

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland pursues the study of antiquities in Scotland.

sportscotland (Scottish Sports Council) leads the development of sport and physical recreation in Scotland.

Sustrans is the UK’s leading sustainable transport charity.

The Land Is Ours is a Landrights campaign for Britain.

TGO Magazine is an excellent publication for the independent hillwalker and backpacker. Lots of good articles about Scotland.

Tooth & Claw is a photo-documentary project which explores Britain’s relationship with its predators and what our attitudes reveal about our changing relationship with nature as a whole.

Trees for Life is an award-winning charity based in Findhorn, Scotland, whose remit is to restore Caledonian Pine Forest.

UK Climbing is the central source of information for climbing in the UK.

Walk Highlands.co.uk encourages walking in Scotland and provides all kinds of useful information (e.g. maps, where to stay, etc.)

Who Owns Scotland is a project run by the Caledonia Centre for Social Development.

Wilderness.net is a US site that gives general information about wilderness, stewardship and educational resources, scientific information, agency policies, relevant legislation etc.

Wild Land Network has been set up to further the concepts and development of wild land in Britain.

Wildland Research Institute is a new research unit at the University of Leeds, specialising in wild land research.

Wind and Landscape is a website on the nature of wind in the landscapes of Iceland, Newfoundland and Scotland.

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is the world’s leading independent environmental organisation.

Woodland Trust Scotland is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity.

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust works to save wetlands in the UK.

Wild Media Foundation is a social enterprise involving a range of visual media specialists with one aim: to bring nature’s stories to life.

Wild Wonders of Europe is a visual celebration of the natural crown jewels to be found within our own continent.

UK Wolf Conservation Trust promotes wolf conservation through education.

Outdoor Activity/Training Companies
Outdoor First Aid Limited – Partner company delivery outdoor safety training and outdoor first aid courses.
PBA Assocaites – Ecological Consultants. Cory Jones is a non executive Director of PBA Associates.
Leeson House Field Centre
– the premier Field Studies Centre on the Dorset section of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
Alpine Trek Mountain Activities
– Alps based walking tour company who our founder Cory Jones knows well.
Mountain Kingdoms – Activity Holiday company that Cory run expeditions for, this year taking a trip to Bhutan.
British Association of International Mountain Leaders – Cory Jones, our founder, is a member of BAIML and is an active and qualified International Mountain Leader.
Mountain Leader Training Association
– Cory Jones, our Director, is a member of the MLTA. Our Outdoor First Aid courses cover the criteria of all MLTA courses.
Scottish First Aid Training Association – Outdoor First Aid Limited is a member of the Scottish First Aid Association.

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