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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.

21 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...

12 October 2019 - 19 November 2019

This group exhibition by Max Angus, Paul Bartlett, John Foker and John Hatton highlights contrasting approaches to...

22 November 2019 - 24 November 2019
Scotland - a special place for birds

This year’s conference is a celebration of Scotland as a special place for...

23 November 2019
Saturday 23 November 2019 at 1715 hrs


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21 March 2020

Every year the Club arranges a one-day Scottish Birdwatchers’ Conference, organised by a local branch of the SOC, in...


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.