Events – Scotland

Unless otherwise labelled, all events take place on 22nd July, 2018

Scottish Natural Heritage: self guided peatlands walk

Note: this event takes place on 14th July, 11:00 to 14:00

Have you ever hovered over a bog and caught an insect for your lunch? Or swam through the murky water? Pick up an activity sheet from the visitor centre then follow this self-guided walk over Parkin’s moss and see the bog and peatlands from the point of view of the wildlife. Find all the clues to win a prize!

Booking not essential, just drop in. All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Karen McDonald
Tel: 01339 881667
Email: karen.mdconald@nature.scot

Site: Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, Aberdeenshire


RSPB Scotland: celebrating the Flow Country

Note: this event takes place on 21st July

RSPB Scotland will be representing the Peatland Partnership to celebrate one of the country’s last great wildernesses: the Flow Country. Join them for fun family activities to find out what makes this bog so special.

Site: Caithness County Show, Wick, Caithness


Scottish Natural Heritage: dragonfly walk

Note: this event takes place on 21st July, 10:00 to 12:00

Join the British Dragonfly Society as we kick off “Dragonfly Week” with a guided walk and talk to look at all the Dragons & Damsels of Beinn Eighe NNR.

Booking: essential to book
Contact: Doug Bartholomew
Tel: 01445 760254
Email: doug.bartholomew@nature.scot

You can find out more about the British Dragonfly Society at http://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk or http://www.facebook.com/BritishDragonflySoc/

Site: Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Northwest Highlands


Scottish Wildlife Trust: Red Moss of Balerno open day, 12:00 to 17:00

Bring the family to enjoy pond dipping, quizzes and tours around the reserve to celebrate International Bog day.

Site: Red Moss of Balerno Reserve, Edinburgh

For further details contact Tim Duffy 07968 530678


Portmoak Community Woodland: Portmoak Moss guided walk, 11:00 to 13:00

Discover what lives in the hidden depths of the bog and how wildlife survives there. A fun guided walk with games, pond-dipping and top ID tips on how to tell your dragons from your damsels. Meeting at Portmoak Moss carpark, Scotlandwell, KY13 9WF, grid ref NO184014 (lmited parking)

Site: Portmoak Moss, Perth and Kinross

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East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative: Volunteer plant survey

Note: this event takes place on 26th July, 10:00 to 15:00

We’ll be surveying the amazing and unique plant communities of a peat bog near Sorn as part of our monitoring programme to assess the health of the peatland habitat before and after restoration takes place.

Volunteers will get the chance to put their plant ID skills to the test by identifying and recording presence/absence of key indicator species. Don’t worry – ID training will be offered! Get a chance to see amazing plants such as sphagnum mosses, cranberry, bog rosemary and the carnivorous sundew!

The survey will involve plenty of walking across rugged, damp (in places) land so a degree of fitness is required. Please bring sturdy boots (gaiters or wellies depending if it rains before the event), some lunch and a drink, sun protection and something waterproof/warm to wear if the weather changes.

Contact Daisy on 07766185987 or at daisy.whytock@ea-cei.org.uk to register to attend.

Site: Sorn, Ayrshire

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Header photo credit: Norrie Russell