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.

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Recent Sightings

Whooper Swan

21 birds on the sea north of Bay of Culkein (DAH). These birds were clearly sheltering from the westerly gale. (22/03)


single bird, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (22/03)


eight birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (22/03)


single bird in song flight, Clachtoll (Bill and Val Badger) (21/03)

Whooper Swan

20 birds on Loch Assynt (Claire Belshaw) (21/03)

Great Skua

single bird being mobbed by Herring Gulls, Culkein Drumbeg harbour area (DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds (21/03)


single immature bird, Loch Drumbeg (Ian Evans). Photo Gallery - Birds (17/03)



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