Previous Lecture Seasons

Programme for the 2011 – 2012 Season of Lectures

13 Sept 2011
at 7pm

followed by lecture
at 7:30pm

Dundreggan Estate
Restoring the Caledonian Forest

Alan Watson Featherstone, (Founder & Executive Director-Trees for Life)

This is followed by Field Trip on Saturday 17/09/11 meeting at Dundreggan Car Park at 10:30.
Grid reference still to be supplied or will be given at the talk.

11 Oct 2011 Scottish Wildlife Trust
Northern Reserves-2011 Update

Glen Campbell, (Scottish Wildlife Trust)

8 Nov 2011 Ptarmigan
Dr. Kathy Fletcher, (Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust)

13 Dec 2011 A Journey Round Scotland’s Northerly Small Isles
David McAllister, Chair, Tain & District Field Club

10 Jan 2012 Studies of Coastal Waders
Simon Foster
, Highland Ringing Group

14 Feb 2012 Birds Living with Birds
David Jardine, (See links: Colonsay, or 1, 2)

13 Mar 2012 Merkinch LNR
Katy Martin
(Senior Ranger, Nairn ,Inverness, Badenoch and Strathspey)

Programme for the 2012 – 2013 Season of Lectures

Tuesday at 7pm

followed by lecture
at 7:30pm

Montane Scrub
Dr. William Bodles
Highland Birchwoods
( See 1, 2, 3)

Tuesday at 7:30pm
Mountain Hares
Dr Scott Newey
(The James Hutton Institute)
(See 1, 2, 3)


Tuesday at 7:30pm

Fauna Scotica – between the lines, behind the lens
Polly Pullar will talk about her new book
(Writer & photographer, Perthshire)
(See 1, 2, 3)


Tuesday at 7:30pm

Kenny Graham (RSPB)
(See 1, 2)


Tuesday at 7:30pm

Atlas of Highland Land Mammals
Ro Scott
(See 1,2)

26/01/2013 Members’ Evening


Tuesday at 7:30pm

Peatland Restoration
Dr. Rebekka Artz
(The James Hutton Institute)
(See 1, 2, 3)

Grants for peatland restoration has been somewhat controversial recently in the Highlands.
Come along and get the full story of what is being done.

Date Change !


Tuesday at 7:30pm

Please Note Changes ! Speaker and Date !

Bob Swan will speak about:

‘The Atlas at Last’

To be held in the Tain Parish Chruch Hall as normal.

The original lecture is being held for a future date:

Plants of Torridonian Shales
Alex Scott
(See 1,2, 3, 4)

Programme for the 2013 – 2014 Season of Lectures

Tuesday at 7pm

followed by lecture
at 7:30pm

Atlantic Hazel
Sandy & Brian Coppins,
Atlantic Hazel Action Group, AHAG)

( See 1, 2 )


Tuesday at 7:30pm

Hayley Wiswell, Invertebrate Ecologist, Carrbridge

(See 1 ,2, 3, 4 )


Tuesday at 7:30pm

Natural History of Sawflies
Jenni Stockan, James Hutton Institute

(See 1, 2 )


Tuesday at 7:30pm

Lochalsh Flame Shell Reef
Dr. Dan Harries, Heriot Watt University

(See 1, 2, 3 )

14/01/2014 Tuesday at 7:30pm Ringing Choughs and Shags
Dr. Jane Reid, Aberdeen University

(See 1 )

11/02/2014 Tuesday at 7:30pm Why are our trees dying?
Dr. Stephen Woodward, Aberdeen University

(See 1, 2 )

11/03/2014Tuesday at 7:30pm Scotland’s Forgotten Kingdom (Fungi)
Andy Taylor, James Hutton Institute

(See 1, 2)

Programme for the 2014- 2015 Season of Lectures
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Please Note !
Change of Speaker
10th March
Ms Kirsty Godsman (Invertebrate Ecologist)
will replace Dr Scott Shanks

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