Glasgow & SW Scotland branch

Mabie Forest

Species to look out for


Welcome to the Glasgow & SW Scotland Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

Scotch Argus by Jim BlackThe branch area includes Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire, Greater Glasgow, Stirlingshire, Argyll, the Argyll islands, Dunbartonshire & Loch Lomond. This includes Scotland's first National Park: Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. These regions include a diverse range of landscapes providing a range of habitats from the fertile central lowlands and coastal parts of Ayrshire/Dumfries & Galloway to the moorland of more inland areas of these counties and to the rugged mountain scenery of the southern highlands and Argyll and to the unique scenery and habitats of the Argyll islands.

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Glasgow & SW Scotland branch.



Members' Day

Saturday 10th October 2015, 9.45am-4.30pm

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.

Recorders' Gathering, Scotland

Saturday 19th March 2016, 10am-5pm

Our annual spring Recorders Gathering 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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Discover Mabie’s Precious Pearls

One of the UK’s most threatened butterflies has seen a big increase in numbers at the Mabie Forest near Dumfries in South West Scotland.

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