A list of the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s publications is listed below.

Click on the links to download individual publications.

If you would like to view our policies and related documents, please click here.

Natural Connections

The Scottish Wildlife Trust’s 25-year vision for the future of wildlife, published in 2006

Our five-year plan: 2017-2022

What the Scottish Wildlife Trust aims to achieve in the next five years

Articles of Association

The set of rules about running the Trust that Council and Officers (directors or company secretary) have to agree to

Memorandum of Association

A statement made by each subscriber confirming their intention to form the Trust and become a member of the charity

Annual Report 2018

A full report on the Trust’s activities for the period 1 Apr 2017 to 31 Mar 2018

Annual Report 2017

A full report on the Trust’s activities for the period 1 Apr 2016 to 31 Mar 2017

Annual Report 2016

A full report on the Trust’s activities for the period 1 Apr 2015 to 31 Mar 2016

Annual Report 2015

A full report on the Trust’s activities for the period 1 Apr 2014 to 31 Mar 2015

Annual Report 2014

A full report on the Trust’s activities for the period 1 Apr 2013 to 31 Mar 2014

Annual Report 2013

A full report on the Trust’s activities for the period 1 Apr 2012 to 31 Mar 2013

Annual Report 2012

A full report on the Trust’s activities for the period 1 Apr 2011 to 31 Mar 2012

Annual Report 2011

A full report on the Trust’s activities for the period 1 Apr 2010 to 31 Mar 2011

Policy Futures series

Policy Futures 1: Living Landscapes

Working towards ecosystem-based conservation in Scotland

Policy Futures 2: Living Seas

Towards sustainable marine renewable energy in Scotland

Policy Futures 3: Climate Connections

Towards low carbon, high biodiversity economies in Scotland

Policy Futures 4: Living Cities

Towards ecological urbanism

Policies and consultations

For a detailed list, please visit our policies and positions page.


A brief exploration of biodiversity, the fundamental building block of ecosystems

A National Ecological Network

Our vision of a National Ecological Network for Scotland, linking up Scotland’s greenspaces

Wildlife crime

What is wildlife crime and how can we fight it in Scotland?

Invasive non-native species

A brief description of Invasive Non Native Species and the risks they pose to Scotland

Living Landscapes

What are living landscapes and what’s happening in Scotland?

Marine Protected Areas

What are Marine Protected Areas and what’s happening in Scotland?

Marine planning

What is marine planning and what would the Scottish Wildlife Trust like to see?

Nature-based solutions

How can nature help tackle 21st Century challenges like climate change and food security?

Protected sites

What is the point of protected sites and what can be done to enhance them in the future?

Natural capital

Why we need to account for nature’s value and what actions can be taken in Scotland

Integrated Pest Management

What is Integrated Pest Management and what would the Trust like to see in Scotland?

Living Landscapes – Scottish Uplands

What we would like to see happen to protect upland habitats in Scotland

50 for the Future

50 things that we believe should happen in the next 50 years in Scotland

A Flourishing Scotland

Scotland’s celebrations and ambitions for sustainable development for Rio+20

A survey of 15 Scottish lowland raised bogs in summer 2012

Findings from a survey of Scottish lowland raised bogs with landowners supportive of restoration

Assessing Scotland’s progress on the environmental agenda

A Report Commissioned by RSPB Scotland, the Scottish Wildlife Trust and WWF Scotland

Biodiversity of Scottish Wildlife Trust reserves

Summary of the species and habitats found on our reserves

Finding NIMAs

Summary report of a LINK project to improve the protection of Scotland’s marine wildlife

Guidance for planning authorities on implementing Biodiversity Duty

The first steps local authorities should take to fulfil their Biodiversity Duty

Reserves Enhancement Project 2001-2006

Summary report of this hugely successful project to enhance our reserves

Reserves facts and figures

Details the key facts and figures about the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s reserves

Restoration of lowland raised bogs in Scotland (full report) / (annexes)

Emissions savings and the implications of a changing climate on lowland raised bog condition

Ten years of the Flying Flock

A ten year review of the Trust’s unique conservation grazing project

The state of Scotland’s raised bogs in 2012 (full report) /
(key findings) / (poster)

Interim findings from a survey of 58 Scottish raised bogs and analysis of change since 1994/5

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