Last edited 06 Jan 2022


NatureScot (formerly Scottish Natural Heritage) is the public body responsible for advising the Scottish government on its natural heritage, which includes its wildlife, habitats, landscapes and natural beauty. It describes its mission as: ‘All of nature for all of Scotland’.

The purpose of NatureScot is to:

NatureScot also plays a key role in the planning process and has produced a range of documents and other guidance for planners and developers.

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