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.
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.
Species to look out for
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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.
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.
Scottish Ministers have “called-in” plans for a golf course at Coul Links near Embo, East Sutherland after deciding that the case is of ‘national importance’.
History fans are being asked to take a closer look at castles this summer in a bid to track the changing fortunes of one of the UK’s most striking and overlooked butterflies.
The Prince of Wales has recorded dozens of butterflies while taking part in the world’s largest butterfly survey at his home in Highgrove, Gloucestershire.
Sir David Attenborough has spoken of the mental health benefits of watching butterflies as he urged the public to take part in the world’s biggest butterfly survey over the next three weeks.
Saturday 29th September 2018, 10.30am - 11.30am
Discover the marvellous diversity of moths and their roles in nature.
Saturday 29th September 2018 1.00pm - 1.45pm & 2.00pm - 2.45pm
Tarland Community Garden
Explore the amazing variety of our pollinating insects – how you tell your bumblebee from your hoverfly, butterflies from moths and what we can do to help these tireless workers.
Saturday 6th October 2018, 9.45am-4.45pm
Battleby Conference Centre, Redgorton, Perth, PH1 3EW
A day of fascinating butterfly and moth talks and presentations as well as lunchtime stalls and activities to celebrate our 50th Anniversary.
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.