You can find out about our Lothian branch below.
The Guide Hall, 33 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7JF (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area). NB: Mar meeting held at HQ, Aberlady. Space limited. Advance booking essential (07815 037330) . Thisis marked with an asterisk below.
The following Tuesdays at 7.30pm:
12 Nov 2019
Tom Churchyard – Access all areas: How we successfully removed invasive Black Rats from the Shiant Isles
10 Dec 2019
Ian Andrews – Fair Isle: A bird observatory like no other
14 Jan 2020
Geoff Morgan – Vismig Edinburgh: Exploring visible migration from a Liberton back garden
11 Feb 2020
Chris Bailey – RSPB Scotland: Advising land owners on waders, Corncrake, Corn Bunting and Capercaillie
10 Mar 2020*
Daisy Burnell – Seabirds count: Taking stock of the seabirds of Britain and Ireland (HQ)
14 Apr 2020
AGM and Members’ Night
These are full-day trips so please bring packed lunch and stout footwear. Transport is on a carshare basis. Details will be available at indoor meetings, or from Gillian Herbert.
Sun 17 Nov 2019
Loch Ore Meadows (John Hamilton)
Sun 15 Dec 2019
Christmas lunch and Aberlady/Gosford (Stephen Hunter and Hilary Maxfield)
Sun 19 Jan 2020
Linlithgow Loch & Kinneil (Alison Creamer)
Sun 9 Feb 2020
Largo Bay & Ruddons Point (D Atkins)
Sun 15 Mar 2020
Gullane to North Berwick (Richard Leslie)
Sun 19 Apr 2020
Roslin Glen & Penicuik Estate (Mike Thornton)
Sun 10 May 2020
Lammermuirs (Richard Leslie)
Thu 14 May 2020
Musselburgh (J & D Main)
Sun 21 Jun 2020
Comrie Glens (David Atkins)
Chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:
Lothian is currently the largest SOC branch, with over 1000 members from across the region. We hold monthly talks between September and April and field trips throughout most of the year. We also have a discussion group, where we consider local conservation issues and organise survey work, see below for details.
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. 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.
Lothian Bird E-Bulletin is periodically emailed to branch members and includes details of branch talks, outings and activities locally as well as summaries of recent outings and other branch-related news. Read the latest issue here.
Lothian Bird News (Yahoo group) groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/lothianbirdnews
Birdwatching in the Lothians
Click here to download the SOC’s free guide: Birdwatching on the East Lothian coast
Bird recording in the Lothians
Visit the Lothian recording area page for details of the latest bird report, back issues, species considered locally and the latest Lothian Bird Records Committee decisions and for Local Recorder contact information.
Volunteering at Waterston House
Lothian Bird Bulletin Archive
Click here to download archive issues of Lothian Branch newsletter.
South-East Scotland Bird Atlas