Landscape Institute
Website of the Landscape Institute

Resource for information on careers in landscape


The student association for Landscape Architecture within the University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust
An independent charity working to make a positive difference in the quality of life for Lothian communities by improving their local environment.

Built Environment Forum Scotland 
Is the forum within Scotland that brings voluntary and professional bodies in the built environment sector together, with a view to raising awareness of, and influencing, matters of strategic policy and legislation.  LI Scotland is a full member. Daniel McKendry is the current LIS representative.

Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on Architecture And The Built Environment

The LIS is a Supporter Organisation of the Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on Architecture And The Built Environment, which seeks to maintain a forum of MSPs and others to promote and further the economic, social, environmental and cultural contributions that architecture and the planned environment make to the quality of life of Scotland’s citizens. Also, while acknowledging the responsibilities devolved to the Scottish Parliament, to sustain a dialogue on Scottish architecture, planning and built environment in the European and World contexts. 

National Trust For Scotland
Established in 1931 NTS is the conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage. James Spence Watson is the current LI Scotland representative on NTS Council.

Glasgow Urban Design Panel
The Glasgow Urban Design Panel was set up by the City Council to comment and make recommendations on selected major development proposals either at a preliminary or planning application stage, usually following presentations by the designers and developers concerned. James Spence Watson is the current LI representative on the Glasgow Urban Design Panel.

Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland
The RTPI Scotland, established in 1930 is the Scottish Branch of the RTPI.

Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
The RIAS was founded in 1916 as the professional body for all chartered architects in Scotland.

Glasgow Institute of Architects
Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) is the largest of the six Chapters of RIAS. The business of the Institute is run by a Council who sit on various Committees covering Architecture People and Places, Communications, Education, Practice/CPD and Conservation-Sustainability. The Institute administers Student Awards, gifted annually to students in each year of both Glasgow Schools of Architecture, and has since 1979 presented Design Awards to recognise excellence in architecture by Chapter members.

Architecture and Design Scotland
A+DS is an advisory Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) and acts as a key delivery mechanism for the objectives of the Scottish Government’s Policy on Architecture for Scotland. LIS has continuing dialogue with A+DS with landscape architects serving on the advisory board and as enablers.

Greenspace Scotland
Is an independent charitable company working with a wide range of national and local partners to improve the quality of life of people living and working in urban Scotland through the planning, development and sustainable management of greenspaces.

Scottish Natural Heritage
SNH aims to secure the conservation and enhancement of Scotland’s natural heritage – the wildlife, the habitats and the landscapes.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency
SEPA is Scotland’s environmental regulator and adviser, responsible to the Scottish Parliament through Ministers. As well as its role in controlling pollution and regulating waste and water,  it works with others to protect and improve our environment .

Forestry and Land Scotland
Forestry and Land Scotland is the Scottish Government agency responsible for managing Scotland’s national forests and land.

Institute of Chartered Foresters

Horticultural Trades Association

Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

British Association of Landscape Industries

Scottish Construction Centre

The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute is an international centre for research and consultancy on the environmental and social consequences of rural land uses with programmes to explore the relationship between changing land use and the landscape as well as climate change.

Forest Research
Forest Research is Britain’s principle research organisation for forest and tree related research.

Edinburgh College of Art
Edinburgh College of Art offers undergraduate and post graduate programmes in landscape architecture.

Central Scotland Green Network Trust

Play Scotland
Play Scotland promote children and young people’s right to play in Scotland.

Grounds for Learning
part of the UK charity Learning through Landscapes, helps Scottish schools and early years settings make the most of their outdoor spaces for play and learning.

Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland
Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland was formed in 1926, and works to protect Scotland’s world renowned landscape and the amenity of the countryside. It is a voluntary organisation and an independent charity.

The John Muir Trust
The John Muir Trust is a leading UK charity dedicated to the protection of wild land for both nature and people. Scottish-born John Muir inspired our name and ethos, as the first person to call for action to be taken to protect wild land, and an instrumental figure in the modern conservation movement.

The Gardens Trust

The Gardens Trust was formed by the merger of the Association of Gardens Trusts (AGT) and the Garden History Society (GHS) on Friday 24th July 2015. The charitable aims of The Gardens Trust are: To promote the study of the history of gardens and gardening, landscape gardening and horticulture in all its aspects; To promote the protection and conservation of historic parks, gardens and designed landscapes and to promote and advise on their conservation; To promote County and Country Gardens Trusts and through them education, appreciation and involvement of the public in matters connected with the arts and sciences of garden land; To encourage the creation of new parks, gardens and designed landscapes.

Scottish Civic Trust
The Scottish Civic Trust is the national body for the civic movement in Scotland. It engages proactively with local civic groups across Scotland and regularly comments and campaigns for the improvement of Scotland’s individual buildings and areas of distinction. The Trust seeks to encourage active interest in all aspects of the built historic environment. It liaises with many organisations, bodies and individuals in the pursuit of its objectives. It remains an important champion of Scotland’s places.

Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage
Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage is a three year programme led by Arts & Business Scotland with Archaeology Scotland, Built Environment Forum Scotland, greenspace scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland. The programme is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund Catalyst grants to deliver a capacity building programme for heritage organisations across Scotland. Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage is the first fully co-ordinated sector specific training and network strengthening programme to provide Scotland’s diverse heritage sector with the vital tools it needs to increase funds from private sources. 

Museum of English and Rural Life LI Archive

View the business catalogs of notable LI affiliated Landscape Architects

Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland exists to lead Scotland to use products and resources responsibly, focusing on where we can have the greatest impact on climate change.

Scotland’s Towns Partnership

STP is the go-to body for Scotland’s towns; a hub for promoting all things towns, and a hive of activity to help you learn, connect, find practical support and advice, and share good practice and knowledge

Cross Party Group on Rural Policy

Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres

Scottish Ecological Design Association