Assynt, situated on the west coast of Scotland is home to stunning scenery and wildlife

Welcome to Assynt Field Club

This website has been developed by 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 and discover some of its wildlife.

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.

Upcoming Events

Celtic Rainforest story walk

Thursday April 6th 2017

Clachtoll Coastal Ranger walk

Thursday April 20th 2017

R.S.P.B. Forsinard Flows: “Is there anything out there”? – Paul Turner (Warden)

Thursday April 20th 2017

Achmelvich Coastal Ranger walk

Tuesday May 2nd 2017

Bone Caves; Ranger Guided walk

Tuesday May 9th 2017

What's New?

Birding Locations

March 27th 2017

By-the-wind-sailor on the north-west coast

March 24th 2017

Holly leaves: a tough job for fungi

March 23rd 2017

Do birds get cold feet?

March 20th 2017

Sightings - March 2017

March 9th 2017

Report a Sighting

Recent Sightings


single bird calling on Loch Nedd (Ian Evans) (28/03)


9 Inchnadamph Church Yard (Helen Morrison) (28/03)

Palmate Newt

6+ in roadside pool Glencanisp (DAH) (27/03)

Reed Bunting

single bird on garden feeder (Roger Glover) (27/03)

Red-breasted Merganser

7 Lochinver bay (Andy Summers) (27/03)


single birds Nedd and Clashnessie (Ian Evans) (27/03)

House Sparrow

14 Lochinver garden (DAH) (27/03)

Long-tailed Tit

2 Glencanisp (DAH) (27/03)


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