Scottish mountains

Species to look out for


AltPearl-bordered Fritillary by Peter Eeleshough a third of the UK in terms of land area, Scotland has less than one-tenth of the population, so ensuring our butterflies and moths are well-recorded can present quite a challenge to our volunteers and staff. Despite the seemingly unfavourable weather, our butterflies and moths are generally faring better in the uplands than in the intensively-farmed east.

We have enjoyed excellent long-term support from Scottish Natural Heritage for most of our activities in Scotland.

Scottish Natural Heritage


Have you seen an Orange-tip Butterfly?

People are being asked to help a wildlife charity track one of Scotland’s most distinctive springtime butterflies – the Orange-tip. Butterfly Conservation Scotland is marking the 20th anniversary of the first nationwide survey of this species and this year they want anyone who sees an Orange-tip to let them know by visiting

Lanarkshire peatland restoration project launched

A landscape-scale project to restore some of Lanarkshire’s precious peatlands has been launched by Large Heath Species Champion, Aileen Campbell MSP at Braehead near Lanark. The £100K project is funded by WREN, EcocoLIFE and Butterfly Conservation's 'Matchpot' fund.

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Dates To Remember

Saturday 7th October: Members' Day

An informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and to learn more about the butterflies near you and what you can do to help.

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Highlands And Islands: Polmaily Butterfly Walk

Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th May 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm

Whether the trip will be run on the Saturday or the Sunday will be decided nearer the time, dependent on the weather forecast. Please phone Mark a few days beforehand for the final decision.

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