Central Scotland

Central Scotland branch



Evening talks programme

Meetings talk place in Bridge of Allan, on the doorstep of the University of Stirling and students are always very welcome to attend!


The Allan Centre, Fountain Road, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4AT (click here to view a map of the venue and surrounding area).


The following Thursdays at 7.30pm.

08 Jan 2015       ”Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group – fighting for a corner of Madagascar”, with Gareth Kett

This talk will cover the conservation work of the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group at Parc Ivoloina and at the Betampona Strict Nature Reserve, within the context of Madagascar’s political, social and economic environment. Betampona is a 2,200ha lowland rainforest fragment. It is managed by Madagascar National Parks, but the MFG runs the research programme and a forest restoration programme there, employing eight local conservation rangers and hosting numerous PhD and Masters students.  

05 Feb 2015        Ian Thomson – Shotguns & Short-toed Eagles: Birding on the island of Malta

05 Mar 2015       Will Cresswell – Our birds in Africa


Neil Bielby

01786 823 830


Branch outings


Neil Bielby

(No outings planned.)


About the branch

Branch committee

Secretary and Treasurer

Neil Bielby, 56 Ochiltree, Dunblane, FK15 0DF, 01786 823 830

Chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:

Roger Gooch, 01259 742326


John Crook

Committee member:

Philip May, Ken Wilkinson

Upper Forth recorder:

Chris Pendlebury


Useful information:

Birdwatching in the area

Click here for a guide to Birdwatching the Upper Forth

Local social media sites

Facebook: www.facebook.com/UpperForthBirds
Twitter: @UpperForthBirds

The Birds of Clackmannanshire

For the first time ever, the birdlife of Clackmannanshire has been systematically recorded to produce an ornithological atlas for the County. Click here to read more about it.

Bird recording

Visit the Upper Forth recording area page for details of the latest bird report, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.

Young Birders CTA

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Download the training course application form - PDF
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