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

Welcome to Assynt Field Club

Our website is your route to discovering and enjoying the amazing wildlife and wild spaces which can be found throughout the parish of Assynt. Located on the west coast of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland Assynt contains some of the most breath-taking scenery you will encounter from deep sea lochs to pristine beaches and magnificent mountains.

The variety of species which can be spotted in this unique area, whether birds, bugs, dolphins, fungi, plants or whales cannot fail to inspire both the casual and more experienced observer; if you are travelling the North Coast 500 for example, over 45 miles of which are in Assynt, stop with us a while, take time to appreciate the wider landscape and you never know what you might discover if you let our nature in.

We record and document a large number of wildlife sightings every year and each and every one helps enhance the knowledge and understanding of the nature of Assynt. You too can play a part in this by simply sending us your sightings either via the reporting form on this page or by email.

Whether you just want to browse our site, plan a visit or make use of the increasing amount of raw data which will be added over the coming months you are sure to find something of interest and we hope that you will visit us again to discover more about Assynt’s wildlife.

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Recent Sightings

Common Dolphin

6+ off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (21/07)

Arctic Skua

two pale morph birds off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (21/07)

Sedge Warbler

single bird calling from reeds Loch na Claise (DAH) (21/07)

Little Grebe

adult and three very small chicks Loch Neil Bhain (DAH) (21/07)

Black-throated Diver

four adults Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (19/07)


single female Loch Neil Bhain (DAH) (19/07)


single animal seen basking in sun on old road near Little Assynt (Les and Liz Pearce) (18/07)


four adult females and nine well grown juveniles Culkein Drumbeg harbour area (DAH) (18/07)


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