West Galloway branch
Evening talks programme
Stranraer Library, North Strand Street, Stranraer
The following Tuesdays at 7.30pm.
07 Oct 2014 ”Planning Scotland’s Seas: A Vision for the Future. Conservation implications of seabird decline”, with Allan Whyte
Scotland’s marine environment has be over exploited and under regulated to the point where the rich marine wildlife that was once ubiquitous is now fragmented and only exists where the hands of industry can’t reach. The Marine (Scotland) Act, passed in 2010, gave Scotland the tools to reverse some of this damage. My talk explores a vision of how Scotland’s marine environment could be, the challenges we face and what needs to be done to ensure Scotland remains one of the most important places in the world for seabirds.
11 Nov 2014 Jim Cassels – Mapping Arran’s birds
09 Dec 2014 To be announced
13 Jan 2015 New Year social evening
10 Feb 2015 Jeremy Brock – Spanish Steppes: Birds of the Laguna de Gallocanta
10 Mar 2015 Euan Ferguson – Colour-ringing gulls in North-East Scotland
01776 870 685
Excursion details will be announced at indoor meetings.
01776 870 685
About the branch
Secretary, Treasurer & representative of the branch on SOC Council:
Geoff Sheppard, Roddens, Leswalt, Stranraer, DG9 0QR, telephone 01776 870685
Dumfries and Galloway recorder:
West Galloway SOC website
The branch has its own dedicated website- click here to visit West Galloway SOC website.
Nearby branches of the SOC
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Bird recording in this area
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