You can find out about our Orkney 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.
Orkney branch talks are normally held on Thursdays, but while Covid-19 restrictions remain, the branch will hold virtual meetings in conjunction with Highland and Caithness branches, who normally meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays respectively. Meetings will therefore be held on varying days of the week until indoor sessions resume.
On the following days at 7.30pm:
Thu 5 Nov 2020 David Jardine - Three craws sat upon a wall: Choughs of Colonsay
Tue 1 Dec 2020 Bob Swann - Chasting Scotland's Dragons, followed by Saving Branta
Wed 6 Jan 2021 Al McNee - Scottish Birding 400
Thu 4 Feb 2021 Speaker to be announced
Tue 2 Mar 2021 Speaker to be announced
Once indoor meetings resume, they will be held at St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall, KW15 1PA (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area)
No outings planned
Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:
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Birdwatching in Orkney
Click here for our guide to Birding North Ronaldsay
Bird recording in Orkney
Visit the Orkney recording area page for details of the latest bird report, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.