Nature of Scotland Awards 2022

Monika Reichelt

Nature champions, pioneering businesses, and passionate community groups are being encouraged to enter Nature of Scotland Awards 2022.

'Community Initiative' is one of this year's categories, so make sure to apply or nominate a community-based project in your area that has had a positive impact on nature - any work which has taken place since March 2019 is eligible.

Co-sponsored by NatureScot, the awards celebrate individuals and organisations across Scotland doing their bit to protect Scotland’s nature.

Entries are free, and there are ten categories to choose from, including the Coasts and Waters, Youth and Education, Nature and Climate Action Awards and many more. The categories offer the chance to honour individuals and organisations making a difference in their local communities, businesses and schools to support Scotland’s iconic wildlife and fantastic landscapes. 

Two new categories have also been announced for this year’s Awards, the Business for Nature Award and the Citizen Science Award, the latter of which will be open to a public vote in September.

Anne McCall, Director of RSPB Scotland said: “Each year I look forward to reading all the incredible applications that get submitted for The Nature of Scotland Awards. Hearing about the people, partnerships and projects across Scotland that are making a real difference for nature is truly inspirational. These awards celebrate the positive changes that are happening across the country, and the people who are driving them. If you are part of a project with nature at its heart, your business is championing new ways of working with the environment in mind or you know someone who is making a real difference for wildlife, be sure to enter or nominate before 30 May. My fellow judges and I can’t wait to hear about your conservation successes.”

NatureScot Chief Executive Francesca Osowska said: “We’re excited to be supporting the Nature of Scotland Awards again this year. Our natural world is in crisis right now, and so it’s more important than ever that we recognise and reward the people who are working tirelessly to tackle nature loss and the devastating effects of climate change. In doing this, we can inspire others to take positive action for nature now.”

The shortlist for the awards will be announced in September, and the awards night will be held on 17 November. Applications for the Nature of Scotland Awards are now open until 30 May. Any work which has taken place since March 2019 is eligible. For more information on categories and to access the digital application form, search for “Nature of Scotland Awards” on the RSPB website now.