Useful websites

  • Amberol

    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.

  • Dumb Dumpers

    Dumb Dumpers is a nation-wide advertising campaign, which uses various media to promote the anti-flytipping message.

  • 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.

  • Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens

    The Federation of City Farms and Community 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • VisitScotland

    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.

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