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


Bag Charge To Benefit Butterflies

People in Glasgow are being asked to support a project to build a butterfly garden at Tollcross Park this summer with money raised from the Tesco Bags of Help Initiative...

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

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Dates To Remember

Saturday 7th October 2017: Members' Day

An informal chance for Butterfly Conservation members to meet like-minded enthusiasts, learn more about butterflies and moths, find out what is being done to help them.

Saturday 17th March 2018: Recorders' Gathering

Hear how we use the butterfly and moth data you collect for conservation and research. All those interested in recording and the current trends for butterflies and moths are very welcome. More details later!