We are delighted to inform you that NatureScot as part of Visitor Management and Green Recovery work have launched a new green recovery fund to help manage visitors at nature ‘hotspot’:

The NatureScot Better Places Green Recovery Fund will help to identify the local impacts and opportunities of visitor management at nature destinations across the country, boosting Scotland’s green recovery by making the most of increased nature-based tourism.

NatureScot is committed to helping everyone to be able to enjoy Scotland’s outdoors and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code is designed to help us do this safely and responsibly. The Better Places Green Recovery Fund will also support plans which encourage visitors’ enjoyment and understanding of our special places, making connections with nature and realising the many benefits that Scotland’s countryside, coast and green spaces provide.

Awards of between £5,000 and £20,000 are being offered to successful NGO or community-led projects which will help to plan for the future management of nature sites in a low-impact and sustainable way, improving the experience for both visitors and local communities.


I appreciate not all of you might be eligible to apply to this fund, but you might be working closely with organisations that are.

If you have any further queries, please address them to these contact details below;

Maren Ebeling| Tourism
NatureScot | Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness IV3 8NW |
01463 725321 | 07721 727 673

Kind regards,