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


Saving Scotland’s Butterflies

An innovative project to halt the decline of butterflies in urban areas of central Scotland has been launched in Glasgow - can you help?

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Gardening Scotland

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm

Gardening Scotland at the Royal Highland Centre just outside Edinburgh is the biggest plant fair in Scotland. It is the national gardening and outdoor living Show and Scotland’s gardening festival! We will be there as part of the Living Garden marquee, with other groups promoting wildlife-friendly gardening.

Royal Highland Show

Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th June 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm

Come and see our many-legged and winged livestock within the RSPB marquee!

Scotland: Members' Day

Saturday 8th October 2016, 10.00am-5.00pm

Our annual Members' Day is an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat and hear about the wonderful highlights of the season.

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