The Branch area includes Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire, Greater Glasgow, Stirlingshire, Argyll, the Argyll islands, Dunbartonshire & Loch Lomond. This includes Scotland's first National Park: Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. These regions include a diverse range of landscapes providing a range of habitats from the fertile central lowlands and coastal parts of Ayrshire/Dumfries & Galloway to the moorland of more inland areas of these counties and to the rugged mountain scenery of the southern highlands and Argyll and to the unique scenery and habitats of the Argyll islands.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Glasgow & SW Scotland Branch.
Species to look out for
Hundreds of trees are being planted in South Derbyshire as part of a groundbreaking initiative to attract one of the UK’s most iconic butterflies to the region for the first time.
Highland Council votes to grant permission for golf course development despite overwhelming opposition.
Controversial plans to build a golf course on one of Scotland’s last undeveloped dune systems have suffered a significant set-back this week. Planning Officers from Highland Council have recommended the plans be refused by the North Planning Applications Committee at its 6 December meeting, a move welcomed by the Conservation Coalition campaigning to save Coul Links.
We are thrilled to announce that Dr Amir Khan has joined Butterfly Conservation as one of its Vice Presidents.
Saturday 9th December 2023, 10:00am-3:00pm
Kirkconnell Flow by Dumfries
The Bog Squad will be removing invasive scrub at Kirkconnell Flow near Dumfries in order to protect it's valuable peatland habitat.
Saturday 6th January 2024, 10:00am-3:00pm
Wester Moss, Fallin (near Stirling)
Join our the Bog Squad project to help with scrub clearance at Wester Moss SSSI near Stirling to improve habitat for the Large Heath butterfly and protect the valuable peatland.
Saturday 13th January 2024, 10:00am-3:00pm
Join our Bog Squad and help with scrub clearance at Sergeantlaw Moss near Paisley to improve habitat for the Large Heath butterfly and protect the valuable peatland.
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.
In your area
- Acting Chairman: Scott Donaldson & Stuart Bence
- Secretary: Valerie Charlton
- Treasurer: Valerie Charlton
- Events Coordinator: Scott Donaldson