East Scotland branch

Green Hairstreak

Species to look out for


Emperor mothWelcome to the East Scotland branch of Butterfly Conservation.

We aim to provide information about the activities of our branch in the Scottish Borders; the Lothians, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire, Perth and Kinross, Fife, Angus, Banffshire and Aberdeenshire.

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


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Flotterstone For Green Hairstreaks

Sunday 27th May 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm

A trip to our enclosure at Glencourse reservoir for Green Hairstreaks. They were last recorded here three years ago, and we want to see if they are still here.

Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop: Dundee

Tuesday 29th May 2018, 10am-3pm

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop in Dundee to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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Small Blue Butterfly Survey 2015

Read this fascinating update on the Small Blue butterfly in Berwickshire and Northumberland by one of our Branch volunteers, Iain Cowe.

Small Blue Survey 2015 by Iain CoweTake a look at the wonderful photos and hear about some of the places you could see this beautiful butterfly.- just click on the image!