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Association for Project Safety

A multi-disciplinary membership body for those who operate in, or have an interest in, health and safety risk management in the construction industry. Information about APS, becoming a member, APS registers, CDM 2007 advice and guidance, publications, continuing professional development, training, events and news.


British Horse Society Scotland

Scotland's largest equine membership organisation representing the equestrian community interests throughout Scotland. Information about access, welfare, safety, training, competitions, education, exams, and riding clubs.

British Standards Institution

Leading global information provider for standards, management systems and regulatory approval.


Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust

An innovative environmental charity promoting sustainable access to the Cairngorms area. Information about community path networks, upland path restoration, strategic route development, promotion and interpretation and walking to health schemes.

Central Scotland Forest Trust

A partnership forest trust leading the way to improve the derelict landscape of Central Scotland by planting trees to create community woodlands, assist land use change; address the issues of social and environmental justice, health, education and recreation, and economic development.

Central Scotland Green Network

An ambitious greenspace network project to build onto existing Greenspace initiatives and partnerships across Central Scotland, to transform the environment through the creation of a high quality green network enhancing people's lives, supporting the economy, allowing nature to flourish and addressing climate change. Information about who's involved, news and events, publications and presentations, funding and getting involved with the CSGN.

Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

Chartered institution for the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of land-based transport systems and infrastructure. Information about membership, training and education, technical affairs, publications and events.

Construction Industry Research and Information Association

CIRIA is independent member based, not-for-profit association providing construction industry research and information. Information about research and information, events, training and knowledgebase.

Construction Scotland

The new leading industry body for construction in Scotland formed in April 2011 as a voice for the industry in its engagement with Scottish Government Ministers, key stakeholder groups and the wider industry. Information about Construction Sector in Scotland, Construction Scotland Strategy, Information Portal, Scottish Sustainable Construction Network, Initiatives and Projects, Events, Resources and Tools and Media Centre. 

Construction Skills

The Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction industry, working to deliver a safe, professional and fully qualified UK construction workforce. Information about health and safety test, Construction Skills Certification Scheme and other card schemes, working in construction, construction training and support, levy and grant and news and events.

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)

The representative association of Scottish local government and is the employers' association on behalf of all Scottish councils.

Cycling Scotland

The national cycle promotion organisation for Scotland working to establish cycling as an acceptable, attractive and practical lifestyle option. Information about events, news, training courses, making cycling mainstream, go mountainbike, cycle friendly programmes, transport planning and engineering.

Cyclists' Touring Club

UK's National Cyclists' Organisation protecting and promoting the rights of cyclists.  CTC is a not-for-profit organisation that is funded through its membership and donations in return for support. 


Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland

The leading resource hub for mountain biking development in Scotland. The Developing section is packed full of information and resources to help you get more involved in mountain biking development - from how to develop trails, to lots of toolkits and resources to help you on your way.


Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust

An environmental charity which works to enhance the local environment, improving quality of life for those living and working in the Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian. Information about trust services and projects, your greenspace, news and events, and getting involved and supporting the Trust.

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Fieldfare Trust

The Fieldfare Trust works with people with disabilities and countryside managers to improve access to the countryside for everyone. Information about training and advisory services, countryside for all good practice guidance and inclusive networks.

Fife Coast and Countryside Trust

An environmental charity that manages, conserves and enhances the biodiversity and countryside of Fife. Information about coastal fringe, Lomond Hills Regional Park, local nature reserves, countryside for communities, Fife nature records centre, the big green footprint and biodiversity.

Forestry Commission GB

The government department responsible for the protection and expansion of Britain's forests and woodlands. Information about Forestry Commission in England, Scotland and Wales, industry, grants and licenses, working together, woodlands for learning and forest research.

Forest Industry Safety Accord (FISA)

Leading forest industry organisations have joined together to form the 'Forest Industry Safety Accord', which sets out the industry commitment agreed by each organisation to raise the standard of health, safety and welfare in the work place. Information about FISA, membership, working groups, safety information, current safety alerts / bulletins, news and events, training, and industry links.


Greenspace Scotland

An independent charitable company works with a wide range of national and local partners to improve the quality of life of people living and working in urban Scotland through the planning, development and sustainable management of greenspace. Information about greenspace networks, Scotland's greenspace, policy connections, research, how to guides, publications, greenspace SROI, placemaking, news and events. 


Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

UK non-departmental public organisation responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare, and for research into occupational risks. Information about getting started with health and safety, resources, publications, news and events, web communities and consultations and legislation.

Highlands and Islands Strategic Transport Partnership (HITRANS)

UK non-departmental public organisation responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare, and for research into occupational risks. Information about getting started with health and safety, resources, publications, news and events, web communities and consultations and legislation.

Historic Scotland

An executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation's historic environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of Scottish Ministers. Information about places to visit, looking after our heritage, learning and resources, heritage in focus, inspired learning and news. 


Idiot's Guide to Highways Maintenance

A web based information resource on technical details about materials and processes relevant to the construction and maintenance of road and highway pavements.

Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors

A research project focused on identifying the most effective ways of shaping outdoor environments inclusively, particularly for older people and disabled people.

Information Portal on Hydraulically Bound Mixtures

A web based information resource providing information on hydraulically bound mixtures as used worldwide in civil engineering.

Institute of Highway Engineers

Improving the highway environment to deliver a safe, sustainable transport system. Providing professional leadership and developing and sharing knowledge and standards. Information about knowledge network, membership, members area, training, news and events.

Institution of Civil Engineers

A UK wide independent professional organisation representing civil engineers. Information about civil engineering, membership, news and public affairs, events and conferences, information resources, education, career development, training courses and ICE near you and communities.

Institution of Construction Safety

A multi-disciplinary membership body providing accreditation for any construction professional with an interest in and commitment to health and safety in construction, wishing to practice as a CDM Co-ordinator. Information about CDM advice and guidance, membership, The CDM-C Register, news, courses and events, FAQs, and links.

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

A UK wide chartered organisation representing health and safety professionals. Information about IOSH information and resources, training, membership, MyIOSH, news and events and networks.

International Mountain Biking Association UK (IMBA UK)

A UK volunteer led organisation representing mountain bikers. Information about IMBA UK, trail building, where to ride, public rights of way, research and reports and IMBA affiliates. 


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Landscape Institute

An educational charity and chartered body responsible for protecting, conserving and enhancing the natural and built environment for the benefit of the public. Information about awards and events, news, careers, policy and information, publications and registered landscape architect practices directory.

Living Streets Scotland

A national charity that stands up for pedestrians by working to create safe, attractive and enjoyable streets, where people want to walk. Information about engaging communities and healthy environments. 


Mineral Products Association

A trade association for the UK's aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. Information about natural and recycled aggregates, asphalt, cement, ready mixed concrete and sustainable development. 


National Trust for Scotland

The conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland's natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy.

North East Scotland Transport Partnership (NESTRANS)

A statutory body that works to pursue improvements to transport services and infrastructure in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.



The research centre for inclusive access to outdoor environments. Information about inclusive access research projects. publications, literature reviews and news and events.

Outdoor Access Scotland

The official website for the Scottish Outdoor Access Code - Know the Code Before You Go. Information about enjoying Scotland's outdoors responsibly, managing access responsibly, getting out and about, help and information and news, topics and campaigns.  



An interactive mapping service which offers a single point of entry into five major national and regional archaeological and architectural databases covering the built environment in Scotland.

Paths for All

A partnership of national organisations committed to promoting walking for health and the development of multi-use path networks in Scotland. Information about taking local action, developing and managing paths and support and training.

Paving Expert

The most comprehensive web based resource to paving, drainage and hard landscaping techniques used in the UK.

Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust

A partnership of national organisations improving and promoting access to the Perthshire countryside for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and canoeists. Information about projects, Cateran Trail, grants, publications and news.


A expanding web database of trails throughout the UK, developed by the Fieldfare Trust, to help everyone discover and enjoy access to the countryside, tailored to their own needs and preferences. Information about individual routes described through a slideshow of photographs, providing information which lets you see just what the route is like.

Planning Aid for Scotland

A independent charity helping people to understand, engage with and benefit from the planning system in Scotland. Information about planning advice, training, mentoring, support us, volunteering and news and events. 


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Ramblers' Scotland

The representative body for walkers in Scotland campaigning in Great Britain to protect the natural beauty of our countryside, promoting walking and safeguarding public access to land.

Resource for Urban Design Information

A not-for-profit membership web resource providing knowledge sharing and networking opportunities for urban design and placemaking professionals and academics. Information about membership, good practice and design guidance, publications, jobs, multi-media and latest news and events.

Road Emulsion Association Limited

A UK trade association representing manufacturing business that supply a wide range of bitumen emulsion products used in highways, airfield and construction industries. Information about membership, sustainability, health and safety, news and events and technical datasheets and publications.

Road Surface Treatments Association

A UK trade association for the surface dressing, slurry micro surfacing, high friction and allied treatments industries. Information about surface products and treatments, health and safety, publications, sustainability, training, joining the RSTA and news.

Royal Town Planning Institute

A UK wide planning professional organisation promoting and developing policy affecting planning and the built environment. Information about what planning does, education and careers, joining the RTPI, member services, events and networking and news. 


Safety in Design (SiD)

A not for profit company that exists to support designers in the built environment. Information about CHAS assessments, design guides and training.

Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP)

SSIP Forum, a not for profit, umbrella organisation, supported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to facilitate mutual recognition between health and safety pre-qualification schemes, reducing duplication and improving construction work standards of health and safety in the UK.

Scotland's Environment Web

The gateway to everything you need to know about Scotland's environment.  Information about air, water, land, climate, people and the environment, state of the environment and indicators and data.

Scottish Outdoor Access Network

A professional volunteer led network providing support to access officers working on outdoor access in Scotland by offering workshops, conferences, information provision, news and networking. Information about membership, access, case studies, picture gallery, conferences and events and news.

Scottish Countryside Ranger's Association

The professional membership association for countryside rangers and associated countryside professionals in Scotland. Information about what is a ranger and where to find rangers, joining SCRA, continuing professional development, latest news and upcoming events.

Scottish Cycling

The internationally recognised governing body of all cycling disciplines (BMX, Cycle Speedway, Cyclo-Cross, Mountain Bike, Road and Track) in Scotland.

Scottish Disability Equality Forum

A forum for social inclusion in Scotland working to remove barriers and promote equal access for people affected by disability. Information about SDEF, membership, our work, access panels, information and news and events

Scottish Environment LINK

A forum for Scotland's voluntary environment organisations, with over 35 member bodies representing a range of environmental interests with the common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society in Scotland.  Information about different environmental issues, publications, events and how to get involved with LINK as individual or organisation.

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

Scotland's environmental regulator protecting and improving the environment. Information about Scotland's environment, pollution prevention, regulation and other environmental initiatives.

Scottish Mountain Bike Framework

A partnership initiative to implement a national strategic framework for sustainable mountain biking development in Scotland. Information about the framework, development clusters, conference and latest news.

Scottish Natural Heritage

The Government funded body that looks after all of Scotland's nature and landscapes across all of Scotland for everyone. Information about Scotland's nature, enjoying the outdoors, protecting nature, managing land and sea, planning and development and climate change.

Scottish Natural Heritage's Information Service (SNHi)

An information service to find out more about the natural heritage, near you and across Scotland. Information and data on many aspects of Scotland's environment - species, habitats, special sites (Sites of Special Scientific Interest, National Nature Reserves, Special Protection Areas etc.), landscapes, wild land, access, recreation, geology and landforms.

Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society (ScotWays)

A membership society working to protect and develop access to the Scottish Countryside for all. Information about Scottish rights of way, statutory access rights, access court cases and heritage paths.

Seven Stanes (7 Stanes)

The official website for world class mountain biking in the south of Scotland. Information about the eight mountain biking trail centres, spanning the south of Scotland, from the heart of the Scottish Borders to Dumfries and Galloway.

Shetland Transport Partnership (ZetTrans)

A statutory body responsible for the provision, improvement and maintenance of public transport and infrastructure in the Shetland Islands.

South East Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran)

A statutory body responsible for the provision, improvement and maintenance of public transport and infrastructure for city of Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire, East Lothian, Falkirk, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian.

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT)

A statutory body responsible for the provision, improvement and maintenance of public transport and infrastructure for Strathclyde.

Sustrans Scotland

The UK's leading sustainable transport charity working in Scotland to allow people to choose methods of active travel that benefit their health and environment. Information about Sustrans, what we do, getting involved, Sustrans near you and resources. 


Tayside and Central Scotland Transport Partnership (TACTRAN)

A statutory body responsible for the provision, improvement and maintenance of public transport and infrastructure for Angus, Dundee City, Perth and Kinross and Stirling areas.

The Hub - Cycling Knowledge for Professionals

The new home for Cycling England's online resources hosted by The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT (UK)). A free source of carefully selected guidance for anyone working to get more people cycling. Information about policy and strategy, planning and appraisal, Smarter Choices, infrastructure, monitoring and evaluation and picture gallery.

Transport Scotland

Scotland's national transport agency helping to deliver the Scottish Government's vision for transport. 


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Visitor Safety in the Countryside Group

VSCG helps land owners and managers to achieve a balanced approach to visitor safety in the countryside. Information about managing visitor safety in the countryside guiding principles, good practice guidance, case studies, case law and forum. 


Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

WRAP works in the UK to help individuals, businesses and industries, and local authorities reap the benefits of reducing waste, developing sustainable products and use resources in an efficient way. Information about support and funding, research and guidance, training and networking events, and farming, growing and landscaping recycling, construction recycling, and recycling industry and business resources. 


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Zero Waste Scotland 

Zero Waste Scotland one-stop shop programme funded by the Scottish Government to support delivery of its Zero Waste Plan works with individuals, communities, businesses, industries and local authorities to help them reduce waste, recycle more and use resources sustainably.

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