Wild Scotland is the national membership organisation representing Scotland’s wildlife, adventure and activity tourism operators. Our vision is for Scotland to be a globally recognised leader in the provision of sustainable outdoor experiences that change people’s lives and improve the wellbeing of society.
A not for profit organisation, our members are at the heart of everything we do. Our membership services extend across Voice, Marketing & Knowledge. We are at an exciting stage: With the upcoming launch of the Outdoor Scotland strategy, we have been recognised by the Scottish Government as the sector’s voice, driving positive development for all who work in Outdoor Tourism.
Why Join the Board of Wild Scotland?
Wild Scotland is your organisation. This is a chance to help drive the change you want to see across the sector.
Board membership is voluntary. As a board member, you will have responsibilities for the organisation and help drive its development, ensuring financial security and stimulating support and growth for our industry.
It’s an exciting time to join the Wild Scotland board and help support and drive forward the sector at an important time.
What is Involved in Being a Board Member?
Board meetings are mostly online, often early evening, saving us all time and travel. They occur approximately every two months, with additional sessions for special interest working groups within the board.
Outside of board meetings, the board is strongly encouraged to support the various projects that Wild Scotland runs, like broader industry strategy, conferences, best practice and leadership.
Experience & Skills
New board members are sought to support what is already a passionate and enthusiastic team. We need new blood, fresh thinking and creativity to ensure the outdoor sector makes the most of upcoming opportunities and face challenges head-on. Your energy & commitment are the most important criteria, however, the organisation would also gain from practical skills and experience, such as:
- Operator /guide in the adventure sector
- Legal and regulation
- Natural heritage
- Fundraising and grant applications
How do I Apply?
In the first instance, please complete this Application Form - we will then schedule a follow up call to discuss how you can get involved.