Species and habitat data are used to help make management decisions for reserves and target any rare, protected or invasive species.

The Trust commissions surveys and monitoring protocols on a regular basis, but also collects single species observations and site visit lists.

Access to our data

We believe in open access to data unless there is a good reason to restrict it. Full details of all the Trust’s species data is made available to both decision-makers and the public on the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Atlas, with the exception of records for species listed as sensitive by Nature Scot, where access is restricted. These species, such as raptors, badgers and otters, are at risk from public disturbance and such data will only be passed on to approved persons.

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NBN Atlas Scotland

The NBN Atlas Scotland is a portal of the NBN Atlas, a project that collates biodiversity data from many sources and makes it readily accessible to all. It is the country’s largest collection of freely available biodiversity data!

Here you will be able to explore the species records collected within our reserves!

Site data

Beyond our own Scottish Wildlife Trust reserves there are wildlife sites (non-designated sites of importance to wildlife). Local Records Centres (LRCs) act as custodians for wildlife site data. If you require a sites search, please contact the relevant LRC. To find your closest LRCs, please visit the Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC) locator page.

Reserves boundaries data

Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve boundaries are available to download in GIS format.

Click on the button below to download the zip file.


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