Membership and Privacy Policy

Membership and Privacy Policy

Membership of Assynt Field Club is free and open to everyone whether resident in Assynt or not.

Our Membership Co-ordinator, Romany Garnett, deals with the administration of the membership. If you would like to become a member please contact Romany at or telephone 01571 855214 to be added to our electronic mailing list.  If you are unable to receive email communication we can add you to our paper based mailing list but this will require you to supply a correspondence address.

As of August 2023 we had over 175 members, not all of whom are active wildlife recorders. There is no need to bring any wildlife knowledge with you just a simple enjoyment of, and a curiosity for, the natural world around you.

Members are contacted in the spring and autumn with the upcoming programme of events and a summary of recent wildlife observations.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Privacy Policy under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018

Who are we?

Assynt Field Club (AFC) is an unincorporated association founded in 1986, whose aims are to encourage the study and enjoyment of Assynt’s wildlife, landscape and geology. Membership is free and open to all. All of our members have asked to be added to our mailing list.

Who’s in control?

We, Assynt Field Club, are the “controller” of all personal data collected and used for the purposes set out below. This means that we are responsible for deciding how and why your data is used and for ensuring that your data is handled safely.

What personal data do we collect, where from and how long do we retain the data?

When you ask to become a member of AFC we will request that you provide your name and email address. If you do not have an email address at that time we will ask for your preferred correspondence address instead. We will retain this data for as long as you remain a member of Assynt Field Club or you tell us you no longer wish to receive any correspondence from us which will also bring your membership to an end.

When you submit a wildlife sighting to us through the reporting form on our website ( you are required to supply your email address at that time. Once the sighting has been processed the only data retained will be the details of the sighting and your name. All other information submitted, including your email address, will be deleted.

If you indicated that you have photographs of the sighting we may use your email address to contact you about the photographs. Once we have obtained any photographs, and your permission to use them, we will delete your details as above.

If you submit a wildlife sighting to us via our email address,, we will delete this email after processing the sighting.  We do not collect personal data by any other means.

What do we use your data for?

When you become a member of AFC we will use your personal data to keep you informed about AFC activities, e.g. our Summer and Winter programmes and other AFC matters which we consider may be of interest to you.

If you have opted to receive information from AFC which we have received from similar groups or organisations we will use your personal data simply to forward this information to you. This option only applies if you have an email address and have requested such information be forwarded.

You can opt out of receiving our emails at any time by either following the instructions to unsubscribe in any of our email communications or by emailing us direct at and simply put ‘Unsubscribe’ in the subject line. You do not have to give any reason for wishing to opt out or unsubscribe.

Who do we share your data with?

We will never share your personal data with any third party without your express consent. Such consent will be sought every time the need arises.   We will never sell your personal data to any third party.

What is our legal basis for using your data?

Data protection law says that we have to tell you the legal basis that we rely on to process your personal data and in our case, that is Consent: i.e. you have given clear consent for AFC to process your personal data for a specific purpose.

How can you contact us? 

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy and/or our processing of your personal data, you can get in touch with us by email at

Assynt Field Club 25th May 2018 (reviewed with no changes 26 June 2020, 9 September 2023)

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Recent Sightings

Black-throated Diver

Six birds, Loch Kirkaig (Joan Megson) (20/07)


Two birds fishing, Loch Kirkaig (Joan Megson) (19/07)

Woodland Sage

20+ plants, Loch Assynt shore (Murray Anderson) (19/07)

Garden Tiger (Arctia caja)

Single moth in grass, by Loch Assynt (Murray Anderson).  Photo Gallery - Moths (19/07)

Reed Bunting

Single bird on bracken, by Loch Assynt (Murray Anderson) (19/07)

Common Blue

Single butterfly on clover & bracken, by Loch Assynt (Murray Anderson) (19/07)

Rosy Woodlouse (Androniscus dentiger)

Single woodlouse, Nedd (Benjamin McTaggart and Ian Evans).  In grass tussocks, garden; first record from Assynt and West Sutherland (18/07)

Red Kite

Single bird, over Achmelvich (Richard Evans) (18/07)