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This page features current news and views from Skye and elsewhere.  It will also provide an opportunity for others working locally to report research and results.

Hen Harrier Day Highland

30th July 2016

As part of the national campaign to promote awareness of the problems of persecution facing Hen Harriers, an event will be held in the Highlands on Sunday 7th August commencing at 1300.  The venue is the Base Station, Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore.  Anyone interested in car sharing is asked to meet at the RSPB office, Etive House, Beechwood Park, Inverness, at 1130am.  The aim is to celebrate and raise awareness of the plight of this magnificent raptor and find out how we can improve its fortunes in the Scottish Highlands.  There will be six guest speakers and a photo opportunity.  For more information go to

Highland Bird Report 2016

 The annual bird report for Highland for the year 2016 has just been published by Highland Branch SOC.  Many of the records contained in this website are included in the report.  Sean Morris from Rum wrote the Lochaber summary in the report and ‘yours truly’ wrote the Skye and Lochalsh summary.  Several colour images have been reproduced and include several from Bob and Martin Benson.  I have a small number of copies available at £9, otherwise contact Highland Branch SOC at

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