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  • Scotland's Bird Club

    Central Scotland


You can find out about our Central Scotland branch below.

  • Talks

    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 Thursdays at 7.30pm: 

    07 Nov 2019 

    Tom Churchyard – Access all areas: How we successfully removed invasive Black Rats from the Shiant Isles

    05 Dec 2019 

    Roger Stewart – Photographing birds in Central Scotland           

    09 Jan 2020  *(NB Braeport Community Centre, Dunblane FK15 0AT)

    Chris McInerny – Honey Buzzards in Central Scotland

    06 Feb 2020  

    Kat Jones – Barbed wire, baler twine and a Dormobile: 60 years of Operation Osprey

    05 Mar 2020

    Andrea Hudspeth – Dragonflies


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    01786 823 830

  • Outings

    Please contact Rick Goater for outings details if you don’t receive these by email.                                              

    Sun 27 Oct 2019           

    High Tide: Waterfowl and waders at Montrose Basin

    Sat 16 Nov 2019           

    Winter birds in Dunbartonshire: Loch Lomond and the Inner Clyde

    Sun 8 Dec 2019            

    Birding the Bridges: Skinflats, Powfoulis and Higgin’s Neuk

    Sat 18 Jan 2020     

    Car-park Birding: Hawfinch & Ptarmigan - Scone Palace & Glenshee        

    Sun 16 Feb 2020          

    Low Tide and Local: Birding near Alloa


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  • Branch Committee

    Secretary and Treasurer

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    Rick Goater 



    Outdoor Meetings Organiser:

    Eilidh McNab

    Committee members:

    Ken Wilkinson, Roger Stewart, Roger Gooch

    Upper Forth recorder:

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    Assistant recorder:

     Neil Bielby (as above)

  • Other Information

    Talks and outings reminders:

    Members who've consented to Local Branch news and events e-communications from SOC, are sent 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 make sure you've completed a Mailing List Consent Form to allow the Club to contact you. If you've already completed a form, check your junk/spam/clutter folders to make sure our emails aren't landing there. Still nothing? Contact Headquarters as we may not have a correct or up to date email address on file for you.

    Social media:

    Facebook: or type ‘Upper Forth Birds’ in the search bar

    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.


SOC brings together like-minded individuals with a passion for birds, nature and conservation through a programme of talks, outings, conferences and via the Club’s quarterly journal, Scottish Birds.