For the Love of Nature: Stop the NTS cutting 75% of countryside jobs

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The National Trust for Scotland is Scotland’s largest conservation charity and one of the biggest employers of countryside rangers. However, the Trust has put 75% of their rangers, ecologists and other countryside staff at risk of redundancy.

This means leaving many of Scotland’s most-loved natural places without day-to-day protection. NTS manages over 76,000 hectares of countryside, including Glencoe, Ben Lomond and St Kilda, home to a huge variety of wildlife and world-famous natural landscapes. The monitoring and management of these sites adds to our understanding of the natural world and is vital in tackling the climate crisis.

These reserves matter. Whether it’s a getaway from the city to breathe in mountain air, a chance for the family to spot their first seal pups, or the school trip that led to your wee one’s fascination with creepy-crawlies, the NTS’s reserves are a treasure for everyone to enjoy. All of this is being put at risk.

Without adequate countryside staffing, there’ll be nobody to take care of these places properly, no one to connect visitors with nature, no one to protect our wild places for future generations. 

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