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.

Upcoming Events

Visit to Handa

Saturday May 26th 2018

Annual Bird Race

Sunday May 27th 2018

Trip on Stornoway ferry to look for sea birds and cetaceans

Saturday June 16th 2018

Upper Badcall for coastal flowers

Sunday July 1st 2018

Walk to Stac Fada and talk about new research into the meteorite

Thursday August 9th 2018

Report a Sighting

Recent Sightings

Harbour Porpoise

numerous sightings off Stoer Lighthouse including one pod of five animals feeding (DAH) (23/05)

Red Admiral butterfly

single flying Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (23/05)


single male still calling from the Unapool croft road area (DAH). A recording of this bird calling can be found on our Facebook page. (22/05)

House Martin

single bird flying around Unapool (DAH) (22/05)

Common Sandpiper

two birds on Loch Glencoul near Unapool (DAH) (22/05)

Red-throated Diver

two birds on Loch Unapool (DAH) (22/05)


bird heard calling over several nights, Unapool Croft Road (Ian and Pam Forbes) (21/05)



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