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
2020 hailed as a ‘good’ year for butterflies - but conservation scientists warn that our view of what is ‘good’ might be shifting
Butterfly Conservation's (BC) Chief Scientist Dr Nigel Bourn highlights some significant publications in which BC scientists are involved in.
Climate change raises a great deal of uncertainty for the future of many species, including Lepidoptera. Discover the effects of Climate Change on the Grizzled Skipper butterfly.
Moths are the most taxonomically and ecologically diverse insect taxon for which considerable abundance and distribution data exist in various parts of the world. A new paper sheds light on global insect declines.
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 Shanks
- Secretary: Valerie Charlton
- Treasurer: Tam Stewart
- Events Coordinator: Scott Donaldson