Welcome

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Highland branch. 

All our new events will be posted here, event reports and news items will be posted on the external Highland Branch website.

Highland Branch covers Highland, Moray, the Western Isles and Orkney and Shetland.


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Small Copper Butterfly - Matt Berry

Butterfly sightings

Find out how to record your sightings and who to send them to.

Dingy Skipper - Iain H Leach

Latest updates

Keep up to date with all the latest news and sightings near you. 

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News

  • Top nature experts confirmed for Coul Links inquiry in the Scottish Highlands

    Read here for the latest developments on the controversial plans to create a golf course at Coul Links near Embo, Sutherland, in the Highlands of Scotland. 

    BC has joined with a number of other organisations to try and protect the wide range of wildlife found at the site.

  • Scotland News: Butterfly sets up in the city

    A butterfly once restricted to a small part of Scotland is making a comeback by expanding its range in the countryside and moving into cities like Edinburgh and more recently, Aberdeen.

  • Environment Bill

    In July 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the Government would bring forward an Environment Bill. Butterfly Conservation (BC) understand that Defra are working on the draft of the Bill, to cover England and reserved matters in devolved countries, and this will be published before Christmas.

  • The nocturnal pollinators: scientists reveal the secret life of moths

    Scientists have discovered that moths may play a much broader role as plant pollinators than previously suspected.

Catch up on all our news

Events

There are currently no events scheduled for this area. Events are mostly held during the summer months and are arranged in the early spring.

See all our upcoming events

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

  • Chairman
    Pete Moore
  • Minute Secretary
    Barbara Brodie
  • Treasurer and Membership Secretary
    Audrey Turner