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Upcoming wildlife and biological recording events in SW Scotland. Also includes national events of relevance to wildlife recorders. Click on any event in the calendar to find out more.

For a broader picture of national wildlife recording events and activities check out the NBN website.

Upcoming events

Marvellous Mammals, Auchincruive

The Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire? Project is excited to be working in partnership with The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC) to run this event. During our workshop we will have both

The Amphibians and Reptiles of Scotland: Current Research, Future Challenges

Glasgow Natural History Society (GNHS) and Clyde and Amphibian Reptile Group (CARG) will hold a conference entitled The Amphibians and Reptiles of Scotland: Current Research, Future Challenges on Saturday June 9th 2018 under

Introduction to Wonderful Wildflowers, Beith

The Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire? Project is excited to be working in partnership with the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) and the Beith Community Development Trust to provide

Botany Group field meeting (Kirkcudbrightshire) – Creebank

Kirkcudbrightshire Botany Group field meeting to Creebank, near Bargrennan Topic: Rich grassland, Viola lutea Location: NX3477 Meeting-place: More details will be available nearer the time If you are interested in

National Insect Week

National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. Every two years, the Royal Entomological Society organises the week, supported by a large number of partner

Botany Group field meeting (Kirkcudbrightshire) – Arbigland

Kirkcudbrightshire Botany Group field meeting to Arbigland. Topic: Woodland, especially Helleborines Location: NX9957 Meeting-place: More details will be available nearer the time If you are interested in coming to this

Botany Group field meeting (Dumfriesshire) – Durisdeer NS90

Dumfriesshire Botany Group field meeting looking at moorland. Location: NT90 (Durisdeer) Leader: Chris Miles ( Meeting-place: small car park at Durisdeer Church, NS894037. Please contact the leader close to the

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Other regular wildlife-related local events

Meetings are in Hall B, Newton Wallacetown Church Hall, Main Street, Ayr on Mondays. Doors open at 7pm for a start time of 7.30pm prompt. For more information click here

The East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI) is a successful partnership between the local authority and conservation bodies, working with the community over the last 10 years to enhance, conserve, and promote the environment in East Ayrshire. Our three aims are:

  1. Environment – to enhance the natural environment and landscape within the CEI project area.
  2. Understanding – to increase understanding and appreciation of East Ayrshire’s wildlife and its value, providing and developing opportunities for learning about and experiencing wildlife.
  3. Engagement – to increase community participation in wildlife conservation, enabling local people to contribute to environmental improvements and develop new skills


Get involved with the CEI through our volunteering, events and education programmes and help make a difference to the natural environment in your community.

For more information about CEI, click here

Indoor meeting run through the winter months and are held on Friday nights in the Argyle Centre, Campbell Avenue, Saltcoats.

More details can be found here.

The SWT Galloway Group organise winter talks and a programme of summer walks and events. Talks are held on the first Wednesday of the month at Castle Douglas. For more information see the SWT Galloway web page or Facebook page.

SWT Ayrshire Group hold evening meetings on the third Tuesday of the month in Ayr. Details can be found on the SWT Ayrshire website.

The F.R.I.E.N.D.S. group was created in 1995 by Gavin McInnes as a vehicle for his community work in the town. The charity’s remit is to improve the wild green spaces in the town for the benefit of both people and wildlife. This website details some of the work the group have done and provides information on the wildlife we have recorded in the town’s urban green spaces.

For more information, click here

The West Galloway SOC Branch meet on Tuesday evenings in Stranraer during the winter months. More details can be found at the branch web page.

Website by Red Paint

SUP is registered in Scotland as a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Registered address: The Southern Uplands Partnership, Studio 2, Lindean Mill, Galashiels, TD1 3PE. Company No. SC200827 / Charity No. SCO29475

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