1. Winter Programme 2016/17


All meetings begin at 7.45 pm and are held in the Community Room, Lochinver Village Hall, IV27 4JZ. Refreshments are provided after the talks. Admission for all is £3 (apart from the A.G.M. which is free). Any queries to the Secretary: Gwen Richards (01571 844032) or Chair: Andy Summers (01571 844654/855309).


Thursday 20th October                        Lichen Hunting in Assynt Dr Anthony Fletcher


Thursday 17th November                     Ecosystem Fertility & Wildlife Production in Wester Ross Peter Cunningham (Wester Ross Fisheries Trust)


Thursday 15th December                     An Introduction to Spiders Hayley Wiswell (Highland Spider Group) – Talk to be delivered by Ian Evans


Thursday 19th January                        Quiz and A.G.M. (followed by wine and cheese)


Thursday 16th February                       Birds of Nepal Tony Mainwood


Thursday 16th March                           Surveying for Marine Nature Conservation Dr Lisa Kamphausen (Scottish Natural Heritage)


Thursday 20th April                             R.S.P.B. Forsinard Flows: Is there anything out there? Paul Turner (Warden)  


Report a Sighting

Recent Sightings


single male Loch Neil Bhain (DAH). This is only the third Assynt record of this species. Photo - Gallery Birds (19/05)


three adult birds and one chick, Loch Neil Bhain (DAH) (19/05)


two birds near Culkein Drumbeg jetty (DAH). Photo - Gallery Birds (19/05)

Risso's Dolphin

four animals off Stoerhead Lighthouse (DAH) (19/05)

Arctic Tern

15+ birds on offshore island Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (19/05)


pair still present Oldany estuary area (DAH) (19/05)

Golden Plover

at least four birds on grazing land Balchladich (Janet French) (18/05)

Arctic Skua

both a dark and a pale morph bird off Stoerhead Lighthouse (Mal Edwards) (17/05)