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

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

Black Isle Red Kite re-introduction programme

Thursday April 4th 2019

Report a Sighting

Recent Sightings

Curlew

18 on crofts at Clachtoll (AS) (21/11)

Sparrowhawk

single bird lying over B869 near Rhicarn (Ennis Jones/Richard Chappell) (20/11)

Barn Owl

Single on fence post by road near Inchnadamph 6pm (AS) (19/11)

Red Admiral

single butterfly sunning itself, Clachtoll (Ennis Jones/Richard Chappell) (18/11)

Merlin

single bird chasing a pipit, Balchladich (Bill and Val Badger) (18/11)

Otter

single animal swimming across Loch na Bruthaich in the semi-darkness (DAH) (18/11)

Pipistrelle Bat

three animals 'hawking' around the trees along the road from the Oldany River towards Culkein Drumbeg (DAH). Another sign of how mild the weather is. (18/11)

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