Welcome

The Branch's area has a very diverse range of habitats including extensive areas of upland moorland, coastal habitats, wetlands, farmland, broad-leaved and coniferous woodland. These different habitats support a wide range of fauna and flora and a good number of butterfly species and many species of moth may be seen within the region.

Northern Brown Argus - Ian Cowe
Northern Brown Argus - Iain Cowe

We seek to increase our knowledge of the region's butterflies and moths, to assist in their conservation and to encourage the study of these fascinating insects. We run events ourselves and support the events of other organisations too.

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 our East Scotland Branch.


Find out more 

Orange-tip - Dean Morley

Where to see butterflies

If you would like to see some of the butterflies that the East Scotland Branch area has to offer, we have revealed some of our favourite locations.

Garden Tiger - Iain H Leach

Butterfly and moth sightings

Butterfly and moth recording is the foundation upon which we are founded. Take a look at what has been seen near you and find out how you can submit your sightings. 

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News

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Events

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Volunteer with us

Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.

Find out how to get involved.

Contact branch

  • Chair: Apithanny Bourne

  • Branch Organiser: Glyn Edwards
  • Treasurer: Dr Colin Whitehead