Tuesday 12th February 2019, 10:30am-3:00pm

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh


  • Anthony McCluskey
  • amccluskey@butterfly-conservation.org

55.9460153, -3.1596354000001

Holyrood Park in Edinburgh is home to a large number of butterfly species, including the Grayling. Graylings have declined by over 60% in just four decades, so we need to protect their existing populations. At Holyrood we do this by controlling gorse, which threatens the open habitats this butterfly needs. On Tuesday 12th February between 10.30am and 3pm, we'll be cutting back the gorse at one of these sites. Tools, equipment and training will be provided, and no experience is needed. The ground is mostly even and suitable for most abilities.Even if you are unable to stay for the full day you would still be welcome to come along.

Full information and locations will be sent to anyone who registers. To register, please contact Conservation Officer Anthony McCluskey on amccluskey@butterfly-conservation.org or call 01786459811 and leave a message.  

This work party is being ran in collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland, who manage Holyrood Park. This work is supported by funding from Scottish Natural Heritage.