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Headquarters organises a programme of events throughout the year including Optics Days, Goosewatch events, Art Exhibitions and Bird ID Guided Walks out of Waterston House. Event details will be posted below once finalised. 

For an overview of Waterston House's events programme throughout the year, please click here. As well as these events at Headquarters, the Club arranges a Spring Conference in conjunction with our partners at BTO Scotland and the nearest local branch, and an Annual Conference.

Club members benefit from discounts on events - see individual events for details. Not a member yet? Find out more about membership.

14 April 2019 - 22 May 2019

Kittie Jones and Jane Smith present a joint exhibition that reflects their shared interest in wildlife from...

25 May 2019 - 03 July 2019

This exhibition brings together three painters, Tim Wootton, Darren Rees and Daniel Cole and a sculptor, Simon...

25 May 2019

The opening of the Over Land and Sea Exhibition will be an opportunity to meet the artists, admire the work...

06 July 2019 - 28 August 2019

KYST is a solo exhibition by Ben Woodhams SWLA and the result of an ambitious project carried out by the artist over...

22 September 2019

Looking for your first pair of binoculars? Or thinking of an upgrade? This demo day is an opportunity to try out...

26 September 2019

Aberlady Bay ranger, John Harrison, will be giving an indoor illustrated talk on the geese, in his usual engaging and...

28 September 2019

Each autumn, thousands of migrating Pink-footed geese descend on Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve to spend the...

01 October 2019

Aberlady Bay ranger, John Harrison, will be giving an indoor presentation on the geese, in his usual engaging and...

22 November 2019 - 24 November 2019

Programme details and AGM agenda will be available from June 2019.


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.