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Water Rail in the Tay Reedbeds
Water Rail in the Tay Reedbeds

Derek Robertson is a professional wildlife artist, a long-term member of the SOC, and an active ringer with the Tay...


SOC Annual Conference – a speaker’s eye view
SOC Annual Conference – a speaker’s eye view

The Club’s 2023 annual get-together took place on the weekend of 24-26 November at the Atholl Palace...

A fifty-year study of Purple Sandpipers – what next?
A fifty-year study of Purple Sandpipers – what next?

This year, I published a monograph, The Purple Sandpiper, based partly on studies and surveys carried out...

Glasgow Peregrine Project
Glasgow Peregrine Project

As a long-standing SOC and Central Scotland Raptor Study Group (SRSG) member, I monitor Peregrine sites in west...

SOC/BTO Scotland Scottish Bird Camp 2023
SOC/BTO Scotland Scottish Bird Camp 2023

Buoyed by the success of the first ever Scottish Bird Camp, in May 2022, SOC and BTO...

Musselburgh Lagoons – past, present and future
Musselburgh Lagoons – past, present and future

It is all too rare that an entirely new space for birds and nature is created but...

A new page for the Bass Rock gannetry
A new page for the Bass Rock gannetry

How the season was going to unfold this year following the avian flu outbreak was unknown but,...

Waterston House welcomes Fledglings
Waterston House welcomes Fledglings

During March, three groups of children from primary schools in central Edinburgh visited the SOC headquarters as...

A view from Scotland: Personal observations on the SWLA’s Scottish artists by Lisa Hooper
A view from Scotland: Personal observations on the SWLA’s Scottish...

Lisa Hooper was recently asked by the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA), of which she is a...

Woodcock survey – how you can help
Woodcock survey – how you can help

The Woodcock is one of our most enigmatic waders. Our only wader that nests in woodland, Scotland’s...