Events – Scotland

Unless otherwise labelled, all events are due to take place on Sunday 26th July, 2020

We are currently updating our events pages – if you are hosting an event in Scotland, please get in touch with details and we will list it here.


Examples of events from last years’ celebrations include:

Cairngorms National Park

Wonderful World of Bogs

Sunday 28th July, 11am – 4pm

Loch Garten Osprey Centre, Abernethy National Nature Reserve, Forest Lodge, Nethy Bridge, PH25 3EF

Follow our ‘boggy trail’ along the not-so-boggy path to the Osprey Centre. Learn the who, what, why, where and when of bogs and get hands on with some of the special species that live in our bog woodland here at Abernethy.

Standard entry fee to Osprey Centre. Free for RSPB members, £5 adult, £2 Child, £3 concession, Family £10. Toilets available and path accessible for wheelchairs. For more information see RSPB Scotland

Brilliant Bogs: self guided trail

Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th July  

Uath Lochans Trail, Inshriach Forest, PH21 1NX

A self-guided trail for all ages. Discover amazing facts about the humble bog and find out all the things bogs do to help our lives.
Free parking at the Forestry and Land Scotland car park at the site:

Dragonfly Dipping

Saturday 27th July, 1pm -3pm. Free event – booking not essential

Meet at Burn o’ Vat Visitor Centre at 1pm.

Dinnet National Nature Reserve, Burn o’ Vat Visitor Centre, Dinnet, Aboyne AB34 5NB

Join dragonfly expert Daniele Muir, for International Bog Day on a guided walk to Parkin’s Moss, where we will dip for dragonflies and find out which fierce creatures lurk in the water here.
For more information about the event see Scottish Natural Heritage Dinnet National Nature Reserve


East Renfrewshire

Lets Get Bogging…For International Bog Day

Sunday 28th July,  1 – 4pm. Free event

Whitelee Visitor Centre (Moor Road, Eaglesham, G76 0QQ), 0141 614 0962.

International Bog Day is celebrated around the world—food, preservation, carbon sequestration and purifying water are just some of the things bogs do for us. Join our ranger led walk to find out more about our amazing peatbogs, their fascinating flora and fauna and let’s get bogging as we explore.

Well behaved dog’s welcome.
We will be going out onto the bog so suitable footwear recommended.

For more information:


Red Moss of Balerno: Bog Day event

Sunday 28th July, 10am – 1pm. Free event – booking not essential. 

Red Moss of Balerno, Edinburgh

Join Butterfly Conservation at Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Red Moss of Balerno Reserve to celebrate International Bog Day!

Red Moss of Balerno is the only lowland raised bog in the City of Edinburgh. In the morning (from 10am) we’ll be opening a moth trap which will be hopefully full of moths caught the previous night. Later we’ll also have some guided walks along the boardwalk to see what plants and animals we can find. Special plants like Sundew and Butterwort are likely to be seen, and we also expect there will be dragonflies, damselflies, and hopefully and few butterflies!

This event is open to all, including children. There is no need to book a space, but we will be there between 10am and 1pm. The trap opening will be happening at 10, so don’t miss out! For more information see:

Moine Mhor National Nature Reserve

The Big Moss Peat Trail

Sunday 28th July, 09:00 – 18:00. Free Event

Moine Mhor National Nature Reserve, Kilmartin Glen

In celebration of International Bog Day Scottish Natural Heritage are sharing a special nature trail with you at Moine Mhor National Nature Reserve. Follow the trail to discover what rare and unique plants and mini beasts call Moine Mhor bog their home. What will you spot? A shimmering dragonfly resting by a bog pool, or a sticky sundew eating it’s lunch? Collect all the ‘bog stars’ to complete the route.

Self-guided trail: Free. All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Path grading: easy, accessible for all. Trail length: 600m.

For more information see:

We are currently updating our events pages – if you are hosting an event in Scotland, please get in touch with details and we will list it here.

Header image credit: Norrie Russell