Saturday 28 May. Loch Gilp, the Add Estuary and Taynish NNR. Led by Jim Dickson  (contact details: phone 01546 603967: e-mail megatjdickson5dotplusdotcom ). Meet at 10.00hrs in Lochgilphead at the Corran Car Park (opposite the caravan park, on the A83 close to the roundabout (A83/A816) at the western end of the town.

Sunday 26 June. Skipness. Led by Katie Pendreigh (contact details: phone 01583 441359: e-mail katiependreighataoldotcom ). Meet in the car park beside the entrance gate to the castle at 10.00hrs. The Sea Food Cabin will be open for lunch.

Saturday 23 July. Loch Lomond RSPB reserve. Details to be confirmed

Saturday 27 August. Islay ferry. Details to be confirmed.


The next indoor meeting will be the Autumn Meeting and AGM on Saturday 12 November 2016 in the Cairnbaan Hotel ( Programme details will be put here in June and will be in the June Eider.


Young Birders’ Training Course, Saturday 2nd – Saturday 9th July 2016

Applications are invited from individuals aged 16 – 25 to participate in a week-long sponsored training course run by the SOC and the Isle of May Bird Observatory, on the Isle of May. For more details: