Amberol is a manufacturer of a range of robust self-watering hanging baskets and planters. These are designed to enhance urban space with floral colour using minimal maintenance. All the products contain a large integral water reservoir, our unique wicking and matting system "aquafeed" and need to be watered no more than twice a week. Amberol also manufacture a range of litter and recycling bins and a range of recycled plastic furniture.
- British Dragonfly Society
Working to conserve dragonflies and their wetland habitats.
- BTO Scotland
The BTO is an independent charity which combines professional and citizen science to provide evidence of changes in wildlife populations, particularly birds. Activities in Scotland are coordinated from our offices in Stirling. The valuable data that BTO volunteers collect helps to inform both the public and decision-makers, guiding conservation and land management decision-making and action. BTO membership is open to all and a broad range of surveys offer something to everyone - enthusiastic walkers, casual garden birdwatchers and long-term birders alike.
- Bumblebee Conservation Trust
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns about the 'plight of the bumblebee'. In the last 80 years our bumblebee populations have crashed. Two species have become nationally extinct and several others have declined dramatically. Visit the BBCT website to find out more about bumblebees, and what you can do to help them.
- Butterfly Conservation Scotland
Butterfly Conservation was formed by a small group of dedicated naturalists in 1968 following the alarming decline of many beautiful butterflies.
- Central Scotland Green Network Trust
The Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) was established in March 2014. We were created to provide capacity to help realise the Vision for the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN). This Vision is that: ‘by 2050 Central Scotland will have been transformed into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality’.
- Clean Up Scotland
Clean Up Scotland is a year-round campaign run by Keep Scotland Beautiful to tackle Scotland’s litter problem. Please help by signing the litter pledge, organising a clean up event or joining one already organised in your area. You can also find information and resources to help you tackle flytipping, dog fouling, flyposting and graffiti in your area.
- Community Food and Health (Scotland)
Community Food and Health (Scotland) or CFHS aims to ensure that everyone in Scotland has the opportunity, ability and confidence to access a healthy and acceptable diet for themselves, their families and their communities. We do this by supporting work with and within low-income communities that addresses health inequalities and barriers (availability, affordability, skills and culture) to healthy and affordable food.
- Eco-Schools Scotland
Eco-Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world and is designed to encourage whole-school action on sustainable development education issues. It is an environmental management tool, a learning resource and a recognised award scheme. It empowers young people to take action towards an economically, socially and environmentally just world. Over 98% of Scotland's local authority schools now participate in the initiative, as well as many more independent and early years establishments. Over 46% of participants have attained the internationally-recognised symbol of excellence in sustainable development education, the Green Flag Award.
- Forth Environment Link
Forth Environment Link is to link people and the environment for a greener, healthier future. We work with others on environmental and food issues to encourage and support involvement, learning and practical action; educate and raise awareness; and create and develop new ideas.
- Forth Valley's Orchards
Forth Environment Link’s Forth Valley Orchards’ Initiative has a focus on orchard creation, community involvement and capacity-building. The initiative has been nurturing local expertise in the creation and management of orchards, whilst making friends and links with other similar initiatives and projects across Scotland and the UK.
- Funding Scotland
Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using our free online search engine. From small grants to funding for big capital projects, we can help you track down the funding you need to make a difference in your work. We provide information on over 1200 funds which support Scottish projects.
- Garden For Life
Garden for Life is a partnership of organisations working in Scotland. Its key aims are to increase enjoyment and understanding of biodiversity; to support action by gardeners for the benefit of Scotland's biodiversity; and to promote the benefits of gardening for health and well being.
- greenspace scotland
greenspace scotland is a social enterprise and an independent charitable company. We work with a wide range of local and national partners to support the planning, development and sustainable management of greenspaces and green networks as a key part of the green infrastructure of our towns and cities.
- Helping Hand Environmental
Helping Hand Environmental (a division of The Helping Hand Company) has been manufacturing Litter Clearance Tools since 1965. R&D driven - our range of litter clearance tools deliver intelligent design, comfortable handling, target application; delivering you smarter solutions for improved litter management for any location, application and budget. HH Environmental prides ourselves, for not only being a quality assured British manufacturer but we care passionately for making our world cleaner, greener and more sustainable working in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful. Make sure you visit HH Environmental stand to view our latest product innovations, collect your Autumn Offers pack and discuss ways we can support your 2017 campaign activities.
- Keep Scotland Beautiful
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for. We are committed to making Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.
- National Trust for Scotland
The National Trust for Scotland is the conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland's natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy. With over 310,000 members it is the largest conservation charity in Scotland and it depends for its support on donations, legacies, grants and membership subscriptions.
- NHS Health Scotland
NHS Health Scotland is a national NHS Board. We work closely with public, private and third sector organisations to reduce health inequalities and improve health. Our vision is a Scotland in which all of our people and communities have a fairer share of the opportunities, resources and confidence to live longer healthier lives.
- Plantlife Scotland
Plantlife is the organisation that is speaking up for the nation’s wild plants. We work hard to protect wild plants on the ground and to build understanding of the vital role they play in everyone’s lives. Wild plants are essential to life – they clean our air and water, provide food and shelter for our insects, birds and animals and are critical in the fight against climate change.
- Plants with purpose and Appletree Man
A family business rooted in Perthshire which propagates and sells hardy, heritage and Scottish fruit trees, grows and sells unusual herbs and purposeful plants, and runs horticultural, community events.
- Resourcing Scotland's Heritage
Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to provide inspiring training and support in fundraising for heritage organisations and projects.
- Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society
The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society (The Caley) is Scotland’s national horticultural and gardening Society. We are a registered Scottish charity that seeks to inspire, encourage and improve the science, art and practice of horticulture. We also seek to provide a national voice for horticulture in Scotland. From its beginning in 1809 The Caley has endeavoured to ensure that skills are not lost. We recognise expertise in horticulture through the presentation of prestigious awards and promote activities that advance education, such as Grow and Learn a unique award scheme for people with a complex learning needs.
- Royal Horticultural Society - Scotland
The RHS is the UK’s foremost gardening charity, helping and inspiring millions of people to garden. The RHS Scotland team has a number of activity programmes including supporting school gardening via its Campaign for School Gardening and supporting horticultural training, education and volunteering within communities. Please visit our website to find out more.
- Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. We have currently over one million members and nearly 20,000 volunteers supporting the conservation and research work we do. The RSPB has over 200 nature reserves in the UK. Our vision is for a world rich in wildlife.
- Scotia Seeds
We are the leading producers of wildflower seeds in Scotland and are committed to providing the range and quality of seeds you require. Established in 1995, we have 40 acres of wildflower crops on Mavisbank, our farm in Angus. Our crops are grown from small collections made in the wild around Scotland and each can be traced back to its original site.
- Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society
SAGS works for allotment sites and plot holders throughout Scotland.
- Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.
- Scottish Gardeners Forum
The Scottish Gardeners’ Forum exists to promote garden clubs / horticultural societies in Scotland.
- Scottish Natural Heritage
Scotland's natural heritage is its wildlife, habitats, landscapes and natural beauty. Scotland is renowned for its attractive scenery and wild places and has a huge diversity of landscapes, habitats and wildlife. These are part of what makes Scotland special and are among the country's greatest assets.
- Scottish Wildlife Trust
Formed in 1964, the Scottish Wildlife Trust is a membership-based registered charity with the objective to "advance the conservation of Scotland’s biodiversity for the benefit of present and future generations."
- Social Farms and Gardens
Social Farms and Gardens exists to support, promote and network community gardening projects Scotland wide. We organise regional networking events, operate an enquiry service, produce a popular and informative bulletin and have a range of online resources.
- The Conservation Volunteers
TCV is a large scale national organisation that delivers a multitude of small scale localised projects. The combined social, environmental and economic impact of tens of thousands of local projects is huge.
- Unwanted Mail
Many households will receive a considerable amount of unwanted or junk mail during the course of the year. A lot of direct mail is poorly targeted and irrelevant and quite often is thrown straight in the bin. There are a number of ways to reduce the amount of direct mail you receive.
A guide to Scotland's beautiful gardens and nurseries
- Zero Waste Scotland
Zero Waste Scotland is the programme created by the Scottish Government to support delivery of its Zero Waste plan. Zero Waste Scotland provides a one-stop-shop for support and advice to individuals, businesses and local authorities in order to help them reduce waste, recycle more and use natural resources more efficiently.