• Gulls by Laurie Campbell

    News and Stories


01 January 2019
A tetrad atlas of the birds of Lothian and Borders, RRP £40

South-east Scotland is a significant region...

19 December 2018

This year, the SOC and Isle of May Bird Observatory's Young Birders' Training Course was shortlised in the SNH Youth...

07 December 2018
On Saturday 30 June 2018, six young birders set sail for the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth to take part in
19 October 2018

The SOC and Isle of May Bird Observatory’s (IoMBO)  pioneering ‘Young Birders’ Training Course’, which funds...

13 February 2018

Last July, six more young birders set sail for the Isle of May to take part in the SOC/Isle of May Bird...

19 January 2018

Sadly, our current exhibitions coordinator, Dave Allan, retires at the end of March 2018, after thirteen years...

17 March 2017

With spring on the doorstep thoughts are turning to the breeding season and the chance to chart the progress of the...

17 March 2017

Every spring/summer, Angus Murray of Birdline Scotland provides Headquarters with an often daily (or even...

17 March 2017
Young Birders’ Training Course Investing in the future of wild bird conservation 1 – 7 July 2017, Isle of
16 January 2017

Eleven of famed wildlife artist Donald Watson’s paintings have been made public for the first time as a group on a...


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.