Assynt Wildlife Records Digitisation Project
This Project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage
This project, which commenced on 1st February 2018, formed part of the Field Club’s successful bid to the Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape Partnership and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage. The project end date was 30thSeptember 2019.
The bid included proposals to upgrade our existing website, which was launched in 2009, and make more raw data regarding Assynt’s wildlife available in one location and to encourage more contributions of records.
There were clearly a large number of wildlife records, held in various different formats, spread throughout Assynt. The aim was to collate as many of these as possible into standardized data sets (excel spreadsheets) of raw data that could then be posted on our website.
At the end of the project’s first year slightly more than 27000 records had been collated and made available on our website.
By the end of the 20 month project the total number of records processed was just short of 58000. The effort continues however so more wildlife records will regularly be added, but on a voluntary basis.
Below are links to the raw data spreadsheets currently on this website but they can also be accessed through the corresponding ‘Species’ page.
The data is free to download but if you make use of it please acknowledge the source with the suggested citation –
Assynt Field Club; Assynt Wildlife Records Digitisation Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage
Amphibian and Reptile Records
Basking Shark and Sunfish Records
Dragonfly and Damselfly Records
Flowering Plant and Fern Records
Garden Bird Survey Records (1997-2021)
Land Mammal Records
Marine Records (ex. cetaceans and seals)
Other Insect Records
Other Invertebrate Records
Whale, Dolphin and Porpoise Records
To view distribution maps of some of the above species please visit our Wildlife Mapping Project