Scottish Wild Land Group

The Scottish Wild Land Group (SWLG) is a wild land charity which is run wholly by volunteers. SWLG was established in 1982 to protect and conserve wild land in Scotland, and has campaigned on a wide range of issues.

We regularly produce our magazine Wild Land News, which is free to members.

Please join us today and help to give Scotland’s wild places a voice.

Objectives of the group:

  • To promote the conservation of wild land in Scotland
  • To promote public awareness of the problems facing wild land in Scotland
  • To promote and encourage the implementation of good planning policies
  • To co-operate with other bodies to promote the foregoing objectives

Wild Land in Scotland

Wild land areas in Scotland are dominated by natural vegetation, a lack of human intrusion from built structures and the rugged and remote nature of the terrain.

In 2014 SNH (now NatureScot) undertook to map wild land in Scotland. Their map can be found here.

atlantic oak woodland

Atlantic oak woodland near Loch Linhe, Diego Cue

Latest News

Wild Land News 104

The latest Wild Land News, issue 104, is now available to view and download from the Wild Land News section.

Telecommunication Masts

There is currently a spate of applications for new telecommunication masts in remote and wild areas, as part of the roll-out of the Shared Rural Network. SWLG has joined with other organisations in objecting to those we have found out about. See the Letters & Objections section on the 'Our Work' page.

Wild Land Areas Policy

The Wild Land Areas have been identified by NatureScot as the core areas of wild land remaining in Scotland. SWLG has recently published its policy statement on Wild Land Areas. See the Our Work page.