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The Pitcairn Society


What is the Pitcairn Society?

The Society was founded in 1980 and provides a wide ranging programme of activities for everyone interested in natural history and the countryside. Regular field outings in the summer to interesting natural or historic sites are led by acknowledged experts. The programme is continued in winter with evening talks by well known specialists on a variety of topics including birds, flowers, insects, local history, archaeology, geology and land use.


Forthcoming events

  • Beinn Eighe NNR 1972-4 - 20 January 2016 [ more ]
  • Nest Box Making - 17 February 2016 [ more ]
  • Riverside Park walk - 23 February 2016 [ more ]
  • Wild Flowers of Scandinavia - 16 March 2016 [ more ]
  • Living Lomonds Initiative - 20 April 2016 [ more ]
  • Voices from Uganda - 18 May 2016 [ more ]
  • Dumbarmie Links - 29 May 2016 [ more ]
  • St Andrews Botanic Garden - 27 August 2016 [ more ]
  • Members Evening  - 21 September 2016 [ more ]
  • Lochore Country Park - 25 September 2016 [ more ]
  • Sea Eagles - 19 October 2016 [ more ]
  • Pitcairn Soc AGM & Talk “Refuges d'Art” - 16 November 2016 [ more ]
  • Christmas Party  - 14 December 2016 [ more ]

Useful links

  • Fife Coast and Countryside Trust - Fife Coast and Countryside Trust is a registered environmental charity that manages, develops and promotes the biodiversity and countryside of Fife
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust - Fife and Kinross Members' Centre - SWT is a Scottish conservation organisation, caring for wildlife reserves and campaigning on wildlife issues. This website is about the wildlife and activities of SWT members in Fife and Kinross
  • Fife Amphibian and Reptile Group - The aim of Fife Amphibian and Reptile Group is to promote the conservation of all native species of amphibian and reptiles and their habitats in Fife through public education and practical conservation.
  • The Ancient Tree Hunt - Ancient trees are living relics of incredible age that inspire in us feelings of awe and mystery. A project being run by the Woodland Trust is encouraging people to go out and find ancient trees and record them. Find out how you can help or use the interactive map to find notable trees near you. There is a veteran apple tree in Monimail with a girth of 1 hug, verified by our own Judy Dowling - that's surely worth a visit!
  • Butterfly Conservation East Scotland Branch - The aim of the site is to provide information about the activities of their branch in the Scottish Borders; the Lothians, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire, Perth and Kinross, Fife, Angus, Banffshire and Aberdeenshire.

    Each of the local groups within the East Scotland Branch's area will be running many exciting events in 2012. Details of these for the various areas within the Branch's region can be found below.
  • Grab a grid reference - A useful tool on the Bedfordshire Natural History Society's website which allows you to find grid references for submitting wildlife records.
    There is also 66 years ofBedfordshire's wildlife history on the website.
  • The Tree Register - To access the TROBI champion tree list, you need to join, but it will be one of the best small sums of money you have spent, if you are interested in special trees....
  • iSpot - your place to share nature - iSpot is a website aimed at helping anyone identify anything in nature.
  • The Big Bat Map - The Bat Conservation Trust are putting bats in the UK on the map. The Fife numbers look very unreported so sign up to add your own records.

The Pitcairn Society meets at Collydean Neighbourhood Centre, Torphins Avenue. Glenrothes. KY7 6UL

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