Advancement of Environmental Protection or Improvement
See how ScottishPower have partnered with such well-known organisations as the RSGS, RSPB Scotland and the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Countryside Trust by reading about all of the ScottishPower Foundation 2014 environment projects. Don’t forget to look at the ScottishPower Foundation 2015 environment projects page for details of our ongoing initiatives too.
The Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS)
RSGS promotes knowledge and understanding of the natural environment and human societies, and how they interact. It runs what is widely regarded to be the best national public talks programme in Scotland, with 90 talks given in a dozen towns and cities between September and April each year, attracting an audience of more than 10,000.
Funding will help to secure speakers for 20 talks on relevant topics issues and publicise the talks through a range of venues.
Talks will take place from September 2014.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Scotland
RSPB Scotland aims to create Scotland’s first ever on–site tree nursery at the Abernethy National Nature reserve, in Cairngorms National Park. The park has been managed by RSPB since 1988 and contains the UK’s largest remaining remnant of Caledonian pinewood.
Funding will enable the charity to build an onsite nursery building and purchase associated equipment on an identified plot in the heart of the forest.
This activity will take place from Spring 2014.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs Countryside Trust
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park was created in July 2002 under the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000 to safeguard an area of outstanding and diverse landscapes, habitats and communities, parts of which were coming under severe visitor and recreational pressures.
The Countryside trust aims to deliver an engaging people and environment programme during 2014 and funding will be used to train volunteers to gain conservation skills and a specific programme targeting young people and families.
This activity will take place from spring 2014.