Year of Natural Scotland 2013
Make 2013 your year to explore Scotland's nature and landscapes
From stunning landscapes and iconic wildlife, to creative events and nature festivals, Scotland’s great outdoors is waiting for you.
Find out how you can get involved and experience nature for yourself in the Year of Natural Scotland 2013.
Follow a compelling portrait of Scotland's Nature during Year of Natural Scotland 2013 through the BBC Scotland series Islands on the Edge.
Find out more about the featured animals and places throughout our site.
Celebrate Scotland’s most iconic wildlife creatures and find out who was nominated the country’s favourite in our Big5 vote. Discover some fabulous places and wonderful wildlife.
Get out and about with some great ideas for young people by young people to get active in the great outdoors. Look out for video snippets and podcasts in partnership with Young Scot and share your stories on a new Facebook App.
Make your train journey memorable and discover some iconic natural landscapes. Check out our audio guide, App and leaflets for some fascinating stories about nature and history along Scotland's scenic train journeys.
Celebrate the first John Muir Day in Scotland on 21 April 2013, the 175th anniversary of his birth. Look out for special events across Scotland during the month of April and follow his steps into the great Scottish outdoors.
Get inspired by some fantastic projects linking Scotland’s unique culture and its natural landscapes, from artists in residence at key natural sites to outdoors theatre and classic films showcasing Scotland’s nature.
Join the year’s celebrations at Scotland’s nature and walking festivals, in National Nature Reserves and National Parks, and look out for our stand at The Royal Highland Show; Scone and Moy Game Fairs or the Edinburgh Mela.