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1 May 2024

Win a chance to become a ranger for the day

Written by Paul Williams
A land rover sits in front of a mountain while a group of people stand behind.
Experience the work we do to preserve and protect Scotland’s rich natural heritage and cultural treasures first-hand
Ever wanted to know what goes into caring for and protecting some of Scotland’s most spectacular landscapes and nature? Now is your chance to find out!

We’re offering one lucky winner and up to three family members or friends the chance to go behind-the-scenes at one of the National Nature Reserves in our care and experience the role our countryside rangers play in caring for these important habitats and the wildlife that call them home.

The winner will experience first-hand the work our charity does to preserve and protect Scotland’s rich natural heritage and cultural treasures. The winner and their guests will join the countryside rangers in their daily tasks, participate in conservation projects, and fully experience the beauty of one of our selected nature reserves (Ben Lawers, Corrieshalloch Gorge, Glencoe, Mar Lodge Estate or St Abb’s Head).

Three children and one adult examine the ground on a grassy verge beside a road where a jeep type vehicle is parked. Mountains and blue sky feature as the background.
Engagement ranger Lindsay Warner shares her knowledge about the landscape of Glencoe National Nature Reserve.

In addition to the exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunity, the lucky winners will enjoy a two-night stay in one of the Trust’s charming holiday cottages. As an added bonus, they will receive a year’s Trust membership granting them access to over 100 incredible places and hundreds of unforgettable experiences.

Even if you don’t secure the grand prize, don’t worry! Five runners-up will also each win an annual Trust membership.

Please note that terms and conditions apply.

Two children and an adult lean on a stone wall pointing into the distance surrounded by woodland and greenery.
Learn more about the habitats and wildlife that call our National Nature Reserves home.

Our team of conservation experts, alongside many willing volunteers, work tirelessly throughout the year to maintain the habitats that support our precious animal and plant communities to thrive, and manage visitor activity, ensuring responsible access to protect Scotland’s iconic landscapes. Winners will have the opportunity to participate in various activities such as guided walks, monitoring plants and wildlife, planting trees and managing invasive plant species.

Woman in pink hat and black jacket with brown hair stands on top of a cliff, looking out over the sea in the distance with a pair of binoculars
The Love Our Nature project supports various nature conservation initiatives at the National Nature Reserves and wild places cared for by the National Trust for Scotland

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £3.4 million to help the Trust enrich and protect Scotland’s landscapes and wildlife. These funds also support a dedicated team of countryside rangers who work to protect these unique spaces while enabling safe and sustainable access for everyone.

One of the programmes to have benefited is the Trust’s Love our Nature project, which covers a variety of nature conservation activity from conservation cattle grazing to counting seabird populations and staff positions. Last year, People’s Postcode Lottery pledged £900k to support the Trust’s broad range of nature conservation projects taking place across the nature reserves and other wild places in its care.

By supporting our charity to protect the places you love, you share the love — help us continue to care for and share Scotland’s nature, beauty, and heritage now and for future generations to enjoy.

The competition is hosted by media publisher Reach plc.

Logos: People's Postcode Lottery and Postcode Earth Trust