You can find out about our Central Scotland branch below.
While social distancing remains in place due to Covid-19, SOC Council has decided that all face-to-face indoor branch meetings should be postponed until the end of our 2020/21 winter talks programme in April 2021, when the situation will be reviewed. This is in order to ensure the safety of our members and speakers.
However, we are pleased to announce that the branch will be running some virtual meetings, via Zoom, and we hope that you will be able to join us.
For instructions on how to use Zoom, please click here.
Central Scotland branch talks are held on Thursdays. While Covid-19 restrictions remain, the branch will hold virtual meetings in conjunction with Clyde branch.
Thu 1 Oct 2020 John Calladine (BTO) - Tracking Short-eared Owls
Thu 5 Nov 2020 George Smith - Peregrines in South Scotland: A long term study
Thu 3 Dec 2020 Ben Swallow - Crossbills and garden birds: Studies in ornithological data
Thu 7 Jan 2021 Jeremy Wilson (RSPB) - title to be announced
Further dates and speakers will be announced here in due course.
01786 823 830
Once indoor meetings resume, they will be held at The Allan Centre, Fountain Road, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4AT (click here to view a map of the venue and surrounding area). This is on the doorstep of the University of Stirling and students are always very welcome to attend!
Please contact Rick Goater for outings details if you don’t receive these by email.
No outings are currently planned, due to Covid-19 restrictions. Updates will be provided here in due course.
Secretary and Treasurer
Outdoor Meetings Organiser:
Ken Wilkinson, Roger Stewart, Roger Gooch
Upper Forth recorder:
Neil Bielby (as above)
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.
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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.
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.