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Events

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

Scottish Ringers’ Conference

The 43rd Scottish Ringers’ Conference will be held at the Carrbridge Hotel in Carrbridge. Full details and booking are available through the BTO website.

NBN Conference 2017

This years National Biodiversity Network (NBN) conference will take place in Cardiff. The theme is ‘Data – what is it good for?’, and as always will include an interesting programme

Scottish Birdwatchers Conference 2018

Details will be available via the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club website.

Scottish Dragonfly Conference

The third Scottish Dragonfly Conference will be held at the Soutar Theatre, AK Bell Library in Perth on Saturday 14th April 2018. For further details nearer to the event see

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

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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. Company No. SC200827 / Charity No. SCO29475

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