RSPB Scotland

RSPB Scotland

Charity information

RSPB Scotland

The RSPB exists to protect the UK’s native wildlife and vanishing habitats. We provide active learning for 195,000 children each year across our 200 nature reserves.

Founded 1889

  • Mission statement

    RSPB Scotland is part of the RSPB, the UK environmental conservation charity that speaks out for birds and wildlife - nature is amazing, help us keep it that way.

    We protect, restore and manage habitats for wildlife across Scotland, creating and promoting opportunities for people to enjoy and learn about the natural world and its rich biodiversity. We manage 80 scottish nature reserves from Shetland to the Solway, including some of the country's most stunning landscapes that support an array of rare and special species.

    The RSPB exists to protect the UK’s native wildlife and vanishing habitats. We campaign for stronger protection of the natural environment through advisory work, national policy liaison and demonstrate this through practical management of more than 200 nature reserves. Our extensive research programmes ensure that sound scientific knowledge underpins our work.

    In Scotland 88,000 supporters believe in what we do, with 400,000 people annually visiting our 80 nature reserves. We have over 40 years experience in delivering curriculum-linked outdoor learning experiences, annually benefiting over 25,000 children. We train and involve 1,600 volunteers who help deliver a fifth of our work.

    We only carry 3 months financial reserves which means any donation we receive makes an immediate difference. With 90p of every £1 being spent on our core objectives, we rely on the generosity of individuals to carry out our conservation work.

  • Aims

    RSPB Scotland aims to:

    • To promote inspiring and active curriculum-linked learning opportunities, using the natural world as an outdoor classroom. Our education programmes benefit 20,000 children p.a. across Scotland.
    • To restore & safeguard wild bird species, associated wildlife and natural habitats they depend on. All our work is underpinned by sound scientific research and directed towards species most at threat
  • Overview

    Established: February 1889

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 225

    Part time staff: 90

    Volunteers: 1720

    Phone number: 0131 317 4216

    Address: Scotland Headquarters, 2 Lochside View, Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh EH12 9DH

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website