East Scotland branch

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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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East Scotland: Gorse Control At Holyrood Park

Saturday 25th November 2017, 10am-3pm

Edinburgh's Holyrood Park is home to many rare species, including the Northern Brown Argus Butterfly and the beautiful Maiden Pink wildflower. One of the best sites for these species is threatened by encroaching gorse, some come along to help us control the gorse!

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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!