A warm welcome to the Wildlife of Assynt



Surveying for Marine Nature Conservation, Dr Lisa Kamphausen (Scottish Natural Heritage)

This website has been developed by the Assynt Field Club to showcase the great variety of animals, plants and fungi which have been and are constantly being recorded in the parish of Assynt located in south-west Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland.

No matter where your interest lies Assynt cannot fail to please both the casual and more determined observer; if you are travelling the NC500, which comes through Assynt, it is well worth taking time to explore the area.

We record and document a large number of wildlife sightings each year to inform our members, local residents and the very many visitors to this marvellous location in the Scottish Highlands.

Please explore our website either by the Headings above, the Site Map or the Search button at the top right of this page – simply enter a short search phrase and press enter on your keyboard. To return to the Home page at any time simply click on our logo above.

We try to keep the information as current as possible but always appreciate your help in ensuring that sightings from all areas of Assynt are recorded, so please feel free to forward your sightings to us on assyntwildlife {at} gmail(.)com

A huge thank you to all who have submitted records and photographs, the feedback is very positive.

Please note that if you do contribute a record or photograph to the Assynt Field Club you agree to its use on this website, as well as other Assynt Field Club publications and also our Community section on the Assynt Community Digital Archive .

Thank you for visiting our site and we hope you enjoy looking around.