Local branches of the Club
The SOC has 15 local branches around the country, from Orkney to West Galloway. Select a branch from the list below for more information on the activities, events and publications of each, as well as branch contact details.
An administrative hub, resource centre, wildlife art gallery and events venue.
On a daily basis, the Donald Watson Art Gallery at Waterston House plays host to a year-round programme of exhibitions from some of the UK’s top wildlife artists. Entry to the gallery is free and open to all during normal visitor hours.
This year we hope to be able to offer you an even greater variety of events to take part in including photography courses, art demonstrations and workshops, so please do keep checking our list of forthcoming events
SOC Annual Conference
Every year the Club organises an Annual Conference (which includes the Club’s AGM) in October/ November time. This takes the form of a weekend event, with registration opening on the Friday afternoon.
Find out more about the 2015 Annual Conference, ‘Scotland’s upland birds- the impact of land management’ here.
SOC/BTO one-day Spring Conference – the Scottish Birdwatchers’ Conference
Every year the Club arranges a one-day Scottish Birdwatchers’ Conference, organised by the relevant SOC local branch, in conjunction with our friends and colleagues at BTO.
Details of the 2016 Scottish Birdwatchers’ Conference will be added in due course.
Visit our Birdwatchers’ Calendar page for an overview of some of the bigger wildlife and nature related events happening across the UK, as well as a reminder of some of the bigger Club-organised events which take place outside of Headquarters.