About us

We are the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for. 

We are leading the way on improving Scotland’s environment, tackling a wide range of environmental issues, from reducing the amount of litter on our streets to cutting the carbon emissions that threaten our planet. 

Having been part of the environmental landscape for over 50 years, we draw together government, local authorities, businesses, community groups and individuals in this common cause.  We are present in every village, town, and city in Scotland, and our activities are estimated to make a difference to 1 in 5 people living in Scotland. 

Through our work we aim to help people to change the way they think about the environment and encourage them to take action to improve and protect it. Our goal is to make Scotland a cleaner, greener and more sustainable place to live, work and visit.

In order to achieve the change we need, the whole country needs to work together. As a key partner for individuals and communities, local and central government, third sector organisations and private sector businesses, we are at the heart of that effort. 

Our vision: A clean, green sustainable Scotland where people are engaged positively and empowered to take action on local, national and global sustainability issues in order to achieve positive change in behaviour and improve quality of life.

Our mission: Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, educates and acts on a range of local, national and global sustainability issues.  We work collaboratively to achieve positive change; improving people’s quality of life and environment.


What we do

We provide environmental campaigns, services and practical initiatives that help Scotland with its environmental ambitions and problems. Our unique spectrum of activities focuses on four main areas: Sustainable Development Education, Local Environmental Quality, Sustainability and Climate Change, and Environmental Services.

We campaign, act and educate towards environmental improvements in all of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas.  From awards and accreditations to local environmental quality monitoring; from campaigning to training and audits; from clean-ups to celebrating environmental achievement; and from environmental education in schools to supporting public sector action on climate change. 

Through these activities we work to support and encourage individuals, communities, organisations and businesses across Scotland, enabling and inspiring them to improve their environment and the quality of all our lives.


Sustainable Development Education: We provide education initiatives for children, young people and educators which focus on environmental issues so that we can improve understanding and encourage positive action.


Food and the Environment

Learning for Sustainability Projects

Energy, Enterprise and Environment

Local Environmental Quality: We provide advice and support to help create and maintain cleaner, safer and healthier local environments where people and communities can thrive.

Clean Up Scotland

Beautiful Scotland

It's Your Neighbourhood

Green Flag Award

Beach Awards

Sustainability and Climate Change: We work with organisations and communities to help people to reduce carbon emissions, improve local areas and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Climate Challenge Fund

Climate Literacy

Environmental Services: We provide bespoke environmental services such as audits, surveys and training to help businesses, public bodies and communities groups to meet their environmental commitments and responsibilities.

Local Environmental Quality Network

National Award for Environmental Excellence®


Corporate Social Responsibility Support

Environmental Auditing Assessments

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