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).


On the following dates at 7.30pm: 

05 Oct 2017     AGM & RSPB Scotland (speaker to be confirmed) – Curlews in crisis

02 Nov 2017    Mark Holling – Twenty years on: The SE Scotland Atlas

07 Dec 2017   David Anderson – The Black Devon Wetlands

11 Jan 2017     Ben Darvill – The raptor-monitoring season through the lens

01 Feb 2017    Jeremy Brock – Spanish Steppes: Birds of the Laguna de Gallocanta

01 Mar 2017    John Savory – The Carrifran Wildwood story and colonisation by woodland birds there


Neil Bielby

01786 823 830


Branch outings

That’s it for this season’s outings – next season’s will be added shortly.


Eilidh McNab (Tel: 07738851560 or email eilidh.mcnab@gmail.com)


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:

Ken Wilkinson, Eilidh McNab and Rick Goater

Upper Forth recorder:

Chris Pendlebury

Assistant recorder:

 Neil Bielby (as above)

Central Scotland branch activities and communications

Talks and outings reminders:

Members are emailed a reminder about forthcoming talks with more information on the speaker and subject where possible, usually a week or so in advance of the meeting. A similar reminder service operates for outings. If you don’t already receive these alerts and would like to, please contact us.

Social media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/UpperForthBirds or type ‘Upper Forth Birds’ in the search bar
Twitter: www.twitter.com/upperforthbirds


Birdwatching in the area

Click here for a guide to Birdwatching the Upper Forth


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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