• The Big Picture is wild forests teeming with life.

    The Big Picture is wild forests teeming with life.

  • The Big Picture is rivers brimming with salmon and trout.

    The Big Picture is rivers brimming with salmon and trout.

  • The Big Picture is wetlands shaped by beavers, echoing to the calls of cranes.

    The Big Picture is wetlands shaped by beavers, echoing to the calls of cranes.

  • The Big Picture is healthy peatlands purifying water and storing carbon.

    The Big Picture is healthy peatlands purifying water and storing carbon.

  • The Big Picture is oceans supporting an abundance of life.

    The Big Picture is oceans supporting an abundance of life.

  • The Big Picture is communities flourishing in a diverse, nature-based economy.

    The Big Picture is communities flourishing in a diverse, nature-based economy.

  • It's time to see the Big Picture.

    It's time to see the Big Picture.

Despite its beauty and drama, Scotland has become a nature-depleted nation. Just 3% of its natural woodlands remain and many species that were once prolific now teeter on the edge; others have been hunted to extinction. And today, climate breakdown is knocking on Scotland’s door.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Our vision is of a vast network of rewilded land and water across Scotland, where wildlife flourishes and people thrive.

 

WHAT WE DO

SCOTLAND: The Big Picture works to drive the recovery of nature across Scotland through rewilding, in response to the growing climate and biodiversity crises.

DRIVE SUPPORT FOR REWILDING

DRIVE SUPPORT FOR REWILDING

DRIVE SUPPORT FOR REWILDING

Across all our activities – from our writing, visual media and presentations, to our rewilding experiences, engagement events and practical projects – we showcase positive stories to demonstrate how rewilding works and the benefits it can deliver for Scotland, driving support for rewilding as a solution to the climate and biodiversity crises.

Key projects and activities:

•    Scottish Rewilding Alliance

•    #SBPNextGen

•    Riverwoods

•    Building Bridges

•    Rewilding Experiences

•    The Big Picture Conference

COMMIT MORE LAND AND WATER TO REWILDING

COMMIT MORE LAND AND WATER TO REWILDING

COMMIT MORE LAND AND WATER TO REWILDING

Through our land partnerships, we increase the area of land and water committed to rewilding. By connecting people to the relevant expertise and resources, we support and enable changes in land use and management. Through our communications and advocacy, we inspire others to apply rewilding principles and restore nature in their own space.

Key projects and activities:

•    Northwoods Rewilding Network

•    Riverwoods

•    Building Bridges

RETURN MISSING SPECIES

RETURN MISSING SPECIES

RETURN MISSING SPECIES

We work with our land partners and like-minded organisations to expand the range of existing species and return missing native species to our ecosystems. We are committed to bridging divided opinions and creating the conditions that allow threatened and lost species to thrive alongside people in Scotland.

Key projects and activities:

•    Northwoods Rewilding Network

•    Lynx to Scotland

•    Cairngorms Cranes

•    Building Bridges

DEVELOP REWILDING BUSINESS

DEVELOP REWILDING BUSINESS

DEVELOP REWILDING BUSINESS

We recognise that, in many situations, rewilding has to pay. We develop new nature-based business models to establish rewilding as a legitimate and economically viable land use in Scotland, and we share the stories of those who have already found ways to make rewilding financially sustainable.

Key projects and activities:

•    Northwoods Rewilding Network

•    Rewilding Experiences

WHAT YOU CAN DO

WILD YOUR SPACE

WILD YOUR SPACE

WILD YOUR SPACE

It’s easy to imagine rewilding at a landscape scale but this is a journey that offers space for everyone. Throughout Scotland, passionate individuals and communities are working together to create more space for bats, bees and butterflies. Parks, gardens and public spaces can all make a valuable contribution to a landscape rich in nature.

Find out how to Wild Your Space.

MAKE SOME NOISE

MAKE SOME NOISE

MAKE SOME NOISE

 

Most people don’t realise that Scotland has become a nature-depleted nation. Talk to family, friends and work colleagues about the potential of a rewilded Scotland for nature, climate and people. Encourage them to join our Big Picture community. Write to your MSP asking them to declare Scotland as the world’s first Rewilding Nation. And, don’t forget to follow us on social media and like/share our posts. 

Rewilding is as much a change in mindset as it is a physical change to the land or sea, so it’s good to talk.

 

PUT YOUR MONEY TO WORK

PUT YOUR MONEY TO WORK

PUT YOUR MONEY TO WORK

There are many ways to invest in rewilding. You can support businesses such as local farms that are working to restore wildlife, or nature tourism operators who donate part of their revenues to rewilding.  And of course, you can help organisations like SCOTLAND: The Big Picture create a vast network of rewilded land and sea.

•    Make a one-off or monthly donation
•    Fundraise for us
•    Make Rewilding Your Business