The Assynt Bat Cave Project (2009-11)

February 23rd 2010

Assynt Bat Cave Project 

This project was designed to ascertain if Assynt’s Caves are being used by roosting bats. In addition it also aimed to help determine the initial importance for our caves for bats.

The project proposed to use specialist survey data loggers. These loggers will be positioned near a cave entrance where they can detect and store any bat activity without needing human attention.

Assynt Bat Cave Project is being run by the North Highland Bat Network with funding from Scottish Natural Heritage.

Background information about the project.

Project Final Report (1.2mb PDF)

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Recent Sightings

Manx Shearwater

27 birds off Bay of Clachtoll (DAH) (16/06)

Harbour Porpoise

Mother and calf off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (15/06)

Small Magpie moth (Anania hortulata)

Single moth in garden, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH). This is only the second ever record of this micro-moth in the West Sutherland recording area, VC108. The first record was on 1st June this year in the garden of the County Moth Recorder in Melvich on the north coast. However, this does make it the first ever record for Assynt. Photo Gallery - Moths. (14/06)

Golden Plover

Eight birds over Clachtoll (DAH) (13/06)


Single bird flying over garden, Ardvar (Beccy Garvey) (12/06)

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Single butterfly, Nedd (Stefan Taylor) (12/06)

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Single butterfly recently emerged at Glen Leraig (AS) (11/06)

Barn Owl

Single bird hunting over croft land, near Stoer primary school (Jane Livingstone) (11/06)