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.
The 2014 Annual Conference will take place at The Station Hotel, Perth over the weekend of the 31st Oct – 2 Nov 2014. Details will be added later in the year.
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.
We held the 2013 Scottish Birdwatchers’ Conference, ‘All change for Scotland’s birds!’, at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, Lothian. The date for next years one-day conference is Saturday 22nd March 2014 and the venue is Aberdeen University, Zoology Dept, Aberdeen. The programme and booking form will be circulated with the December issue of Scottish Birds and we’ll also post details on the Scottish Birdwatchers’ Conference page.
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.