Central Scotland Groups

Alva Glen Heritage Trust

Alva Glen is one of the most dramatic and popular glens in the Ochil Hills. The Trust is run entirely by volunteers, and exists to safeguard and improve the natural and cultural heritage of the Glen. Members of the Trust regularly work together on conservation tasks such as tree-planting, scrub clearance, and path maintenance. The Trust has also revived the famous annual Alva Glen Illuminations.

East of Scotland Branch of Butterfly Conservation

The group covers the Scottish Borders; the Lothians, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire, Perth and Kinross, Fife, Angus, Banffshire and Aberdeenshire. The group seeks to increase our knowledge of the region’s butterflies and moths, to assist in their conservation and to encourage the study of these fascinating insects. They run events and support the events of other organisations too.

Firth of Clyde Forum

The Forum is a voluntary partnership of local authorities, organisations, businesses and communities committed to working towards integrated, sustainable management of the Clyde’s environmental, economic and community resources.

Friends of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs

This is the only charity working to conserve the landscape of Scotland’s first National Park. Over the last 30 years, both prior and since the formation of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, they have been dedicated to promoting sustainable development and planning, and conserving and enhancing the area’s natural and cultural heritage.

Forth Estuary Forum

The Forum is a voluntary partnership of organisations around the Forth with an interest in the wellbeing of the Forth and its coastal communities. Members of the Forum meet to share information and discuss matters affecting the Forth and to develop projects which benefit the Forth.

Tay Estuary Forum

The Tay Estuary Forum brings together organisations and individuals with a common interest in the welfare of the Tay Estuary and adjacent coastline. A Steering Group, comprising representatives from key organisations, meet regularly to manage the direction and progression of the work of the Forum, and a Secretariat based at the University of Dundee, run the day-to-day workings.