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The National Trust for Scotland
A vital conservation charity protecting Scotland's coast, wilderness, wildlife and countryside for the good of all. Funded largely by donations, membership is very affordable, comes with a raft of benefits and supports their work.
A Day in February by April Newton
April, our residential volunteer, has been with us here at RSPB Loch Lomond for the last 6 months and has kindly written an evocative account of her adventures on one particularly cold winter's morning! April is now off to Rum for more fun in the...(read more)
Loch Shore Link Path at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond
For almost eight years, the RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond team have been managing the 237 hectares of wetland, woodland, fen and meadows that make up the reserve in Gartocharn, to benefit wildlife. We’ve been learning about the mosaic of habitats, ...(read more)
RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond - Festive Season opening hours
The team at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The Nature Hub is closed from Monday 23 December - Sunday 5 January (inclusive). The Shore Wood Path is open at all times and can be...(read more)
Searching for unrecorded species at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond
At RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond, our volunteers are incredibly important to the work that we do. Whether it’s helping us to talk to the public, take photographs, or carry out practical conservation work, we simply couldn’t get as much done w...(read more)
The remarkable places you can find fascinating species
Volunteer Sam Buckton is still scouring every ditch and inch of fen at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond on the hunt for new species records! He's up to an extraordinary 458 new species for the reserve. But where has he been finding them all...? &nb...(read more)
Bluebells and Birdsong at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond by Diana Treffry
This time last year a visitor came along to our Bluebells and Birdsong walk. Afterwards she wrote a beautiful piece about her experience here and you can read it below. Photo by Bob Shand Bluebells and Birdsong at RSPB Scot...(read more)
Winter work at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond by Cara Bell
Cara has been volunteering with us since September and in a couple of weeks she's off to monitor terns for the summer! Her time here has flown by and we wish her all the best with her future plans. Here Cara writes about some of the things she...(read more)
Chasing geese at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond - by Joe Parker
Hello, I am Joe one of the two long-term volunteers spending the winter here at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond. I’ve been living on the site now for three months and have fallen in love with the reserve and its wildlife. My role is quite varied, co...(read more)
What a year it has been!
Forth and Lomond Reserves Warden, Allison Leonard, reflects on what turned out to be a busy, but productive, year at RSPB Black Devon Wetlands. In 2015, when we signed the lease to the land that is now our Black Devon Wetlands reserve, we had grand ...(read more)
The Search for an Artist for Loch Lomond begins
Kat Jones, our public affairs manager, writes about her search for an artist to work on a three year project at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond. Like many staff at RSPB, I come from a science background. My PhD was with lesser black-backed gulls, and their...(read more)
Skinflats Managed Realignment Project - We did it!
Forth Reserve Warden, Allison Leonard, gives a final update on the Skinflats managed realignment project. After years of discussion, months of planning and weeks of digger work, on Wednesday 3rd October, the seawall at RSPB Scotland Skinflats reserv...(read more)
Skinflats Managed Retreat Project - We are getting there!
The (hopefully!) penultimate update on the Skinflats Managed Retreat Project Well, we are now at the end of the third week of the work and things are really starting to take shape. The contractors have spent quite a few days building up th...(read more)