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

Welcome to Assynt Field Club

Let our website be your route to discovering and enjoying the amazing wildlife and wild spaces that 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 never fails 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.

Upcoming Events

Monterey: Having a Whale of a Time

Thursday November 15th 2018

Life on Handa

Thursday December 13th 2018

A.G.M. and Quiz (followed by wine and cheese)

Thursday January 17th 2019

The North Coast: a botanical odyssey – (500 and counting….)

Thursday February 21st 2019

The Secret Life of the Sea Trout

Thursday March 21st 2019

Report a Sighting

Recent Sightings

Merlin

single bird near Pollan (Ennis Jones/Richard Chappell) (13/11)

Otter

single animal near the sandy inlet south east side of Split Rock promontory (Ennis Jones/Richard Chappell) (12/11)

Curlew

24 birds Bay of Clachtoll (Ennis Jones/Richard Chappell) (12/11)

Goldeneye

four birds (2 pair) Loch Fasg an t-Seana Chlaidh, near Achmelvich Bridge (DAH) (12/11)

Little Grebe

three birds Loch Fasg an t-Seana Chlaidh, near Achmelvich Bridge (DAH) (12/11)

Long-tailed Tit

12 birds feeding around Culkein Drumbeg (DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds (11/11)

Great Northern Diver

single bird off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (11/11)

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