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Scottish Community Alliance
Scottish Community Alliance
Scotlandís leading community sector networks have joined together as the Scottish Community Alliance in order to campaign for a strong and independent community sector in Scotland.
 
Senscot
Senscot builds and services a network to help social entrepreneurs become more effective, to achieve a vision of a socially just Scotland where social entrepreneurs and their initiatives are a valued part of everyday life.
 
Community Resources Network Scotland
The Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS) represents over 120 recycling and reuse organisations across Scotland on issues of sustainable community resource management.
 
Transition Scotland
We are a growing network of communities who are working towards a fossil-fuel-free world, at same time as making the places we live in more vibrant, exciting and rewarding.
 
Community Transport Association
The CTA is a rapidly growing national charity giving voice and providing leadership, learning and enterprise support to a wide range of organisations delivering innovative and flexible transport solutions to achieve social change in their communities.
 
Community Energy Scotland
We help communities, voluntary groups and charities throughout Scotland to own and operate renewable energy installations.
 
Development Trusts Association Scotland
DTAS is the national body for development trusts in Scotland
 
The Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens
The Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens exists to support, represent and promote community-managed farms and gardens across the United Kingdom.
 
Community Land Scotland
Community Land Scotland represents Scotlandís new generation of community land owners. Together our members are managing some 500,000 acres of land, home to some 25,000 people.
 
Woodland and Greenspace NGOs
Forest Policy Group
The Forest Policy Group seeks to further the development of sustainable forestry in Scotland, contributing informed inputs to the policy debate by providing an independent forum for analysing policy and producing policy-related research and developing policy proposals. Our membership is drawn from woodland organisations, forestry and land use professionals and timber users
 
The Ecology Centre
The Ecology Centre, by Kinghorn Loch in Fife, uses nature and the environment as a tool to improve quality of life.
 
 Woodland Crofts
The new woodland croft website http://www.woodlandcrofts.org/ aims to encourage, support and advise both existing and prospective woodland crofters. It brings together in one place existing information and guidance on woodland crofts, what they are and how they have come about.
 
Reforesting Scotland
We represent over 750 members and our vision involves the creation of a well-forested and productive landscape, as well as a culture which values the contribution that trees and woods bring to our lives.
 
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Objective to advance the conservation of Scotlandís biodiversity for the benefit of present and future generations.
 
Trees for Life
Trees for Life is the only organisation specifically dedicated to restoring the Caledonian Forest to a target area of 600 sq miles in the Scottish Highlands.
 
Small Woods Association
The Small Woods Association is a UK wide charity which aims to stimulate best practice in woodland management by organising conferences and events, by networking and promoting initiatives.
 
Greenspace scotland
greenspace scotland is 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.
 
Paths for All
We champion walking in Scotland, for everyone, everyday and everywhere through walking for health, active environment and active travel activities.
 
Woodland Trust
We want to see a country rich in native woods and trees enjoyed and valued by everyone
 
English Community Woodland Network
The Community Woodland Network has been set up by the Woodland Trust to support woodland groups throughout the country with their invaluable work in managing and conserving woodland
 
Borders Forest Trust
Our vision for the south of Scotland is for a place where a rich tapestry of native woodlands and wild places flourish, cared for by local communities.
 
The Lothians & Fife Green Network Partnership
The Lothians & Fife Green Network Partnership is committed to promoting the economic, social and ecological benefits of green networks across our Region. As part of the wider Central Scotland Green Network, our aim of creating a quality environment will be achieved through coordinated action by communities, agencies and businesses working together.
 
Scotland's Finest Woods
The Scotlands Finest Woods Awards - run by independent charity, Scotlands Finest Woods - celebrate the contribution that woodlands can make to the people of Scotland and to its environment and economic prosperity.
 
Government Agencies
Forestry Commission Scotland
Forestry Commission Scotland serves as the forestry directorate of the Scottish Government. Its mission is to protect and expand Scotlands forests and woodlands and increase their value to society and the environment.
 
Forest Research
Forest Research provides research services relevant to UK and international forestry interests and inform and support forestryís contribution to UK governmental policies. Its core roles are to provide the evidence base for UK forestry practices and to support innovation.
 
Highlands & Islands Enterprise
HIE is the Scottish Governmentís economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland.
 
Scottish Natural Heritage
SNH is responsible for Scotlandís natural heritage, especially its natural, genetic and scenic diversity. It advises the Scottish Government and acts as a government agent in the delivery of conservation designations.
 
Crofters Commission
The Commission is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body answerable to the Scottish Government and, through them, to the Scottish Parliament. It is the statutory regulator for Crofting.
 
Funders
Big Lottery Fund
Every year BIG gives out millions of pounds from the National Lottery to good causes. Our money goes to community groups and to projects that improve health, education and the environment
 
Future Balance
Future Balance is a charity that provides independent expert advice for sustainability. We work with public and private organisations to access, manage and distribute grant funding. But this is not all; we advise ways to spend grants, ranging from cultural change facilitation, to taxation advice to win lasting results.
 
Others
Planning Aid Scotland
Planning Aid Scotland (PAS) is a unique, independent organisation that helps people get involved in shaping the development of land, villages, towns and cities by engaging more easily with the planning system Ė a system which many people still regard as challenging and complex. PAS is a national award-winning charity, operating on social enterprise principles.
 
Association of Polelathe Turners & Greenwood Workers
The Association of Polelathe Turners and Greenwood Workers was created in 1990 by a group of a dozen like minded individuals who wanted to rescue the art of polelathe turning and greenwood working from obscurity. The organisation has a global membership of over 770.
 
Who owns Scotland
Who Owns Scotland provide public information on who owns land in Scotland.
 
The Scottish Basketmakers Circle
The Scottish Basketmakers Circle exists to promote basketmaking and allied crafts - chairseating and environmental sculptures - in Scotland. This is achieved through exhibitions, courses, demonstrations, lectures, rural shows and craft fairs.
 
New Caledonian Woodlands
New Caledonian Woodlands exists to enhance the natural environment, inspire positive environmental behaviour change and improve mental and physical well-being. We do this via a range of environmental projects with a focus on hands-on conservation activity. Follow the links on this page to learn how you can get involved.
 
Ecolots
Ecolots is a free service for those interested in the environmentally sensitive management of land, trees and wildlife in the UK. It does this by providing free online advertising for sales, wants and events covering a wide range of rural products and services.
 

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