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


Race to the railway to save rare moth

Butterfly Conservation (BC) Scotland and Network Rail have joined forces in the Scottish Highlands to create new habitat for one of the UK’s rarest moths - the Small Dark Yellow Underwing...

Dragons establish new den near Stirling

A Scottish wildlife reserve, where one of the country’s rarest butterflies can be found, is now home to a number of beautiful dragonfly species, Butterfly Conservation can reveal.

Where are our high-summer butterflies?

Butterfly Conservation Scotland is appealing for residents of Scotland’s towns and cities to keep their eyes peeled for some of our favourite and most brightly-coloured butterflies.

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Scotland: Wester Moss Work Party

Sunday 6th November 2016, 10.00am-3.30pm

We will continue our work on this great little bog in Fallin, just outside Stirling. The work will involve ditch-blocking and removal of small conifer saplings. The work is supported by IFLI and EcocoLife...

Scotland: Recorders' Gathering

Saturday 18th March 2017, 10am-5pm

Our annual spring Recorders Gathering in Perth is an informal meeting when we get together to look back on the recording highlights of the previous year, and discuss and plan surveys and monitoring for the coming one.

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