SCOTLAND: The Big Picture

Donate to enable more rewilding across Scotland

Help us to realise our vision of a nature-rich tapestry of rewilded land across Scotland, where wildlife and people flourish. The Northwoods Rewilding Network supports small estates, farms, crofts and community lands to restore natural processes and diversity of life through rewilding.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2021 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2021


Registered Charity in Scotland (SC050432)

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Championed by The John Spedan Lewis Foundation


  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind


United Kingdom

  • Much of Scotland’s landscape is in desperate need of ecological restoration and recovery. We need to mobilise a fundamental shift in how we perceive and value the land. SBP is at the forefront of driving this narrative; inspiring and enabling positive rewilding actions on the ground.

    — Chris Packham, Presenter & Naturalist


Despite its beauty and drama, Scotland has become a nature-depleted nation. As we face growing climate and biodiversity emergencies, rewilding could be a game-changer, restoring habitats and diversity, mitigating climate change and supporting rural communities. However, most ecological restoration is still limited to large landholdings. To drive real change across Scotland, rewilding must scale up and become more accessible to the many smaller-scale landholdings that make up our landscapes.


SCOTLAND: The Big Picture will partner with at least 20 small estates, farms and community lands over the next two years to form the Northwoods Rewilding Network. We provide tailored support to help our partners deliver positive ecological change, underpinned by a shared brand and set of rewilding principles. The network will create a chain of ecologically-restored land, helping species to recover and disperse, while sharing the emerging stories and models to show others how it can be done.