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

Field Club – R.S.P.B. Forsinard Flows Reserve by train from Lairg

Monday August 21st 2017

Ranger Guided Walk to the Bone Caves

Tuesday August 22nd 2017

Suilven Mountain Walk

Tuesday August 29th 2017

Fungi in Culag woods, Lochinver

Tuesday September 5th 2017

Culkein to Stoer Lighthouse

Tuesday September 12th 2017

What's New?

House plants, and a bird or two

August 16th 2017

Bee beetles: a curious coincidence

August 13th 2017

Island adventure, Loch Urigill

August 8th 2017

A tale of two otters

August 5th 2017

A sad find at Stoer

August 4th 2017

Report a Sighting

Recent Sightings

Common Dolphin

small pod of around six animals off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (18/08)

Black-tailed Godwit

10 over Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (18/08)

Golden Plover

c55 past Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (18/08)

Pied Wagtail

six over car park at Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (18/08)

Goldfinch

12 feeding on road near Strathcroy (DAH) (18/08)

Whimbrel

single bird with two Curlew Bay of Culkein (DAH) (17/08)

Great Skua

ten in total either on or following local creel boat off Culkein Stoer (DAH) (17/08)

Sanderling

two adult birds Bay of Culkein (DAH) (17/08)

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