Events

There are six lectures between October and April, and outdoor events with visits to local reserves and other places of interest organised throughout the year.  Both indoor and outdoor events are free and open to non-members; sometimes pre-booking is required. Donations to help with running costs such as hall bookings and refreshments are appreciated.  The sub-committee welcomes suggestions for future events.

Location When Summary Description
Duddingston Wildlife Reserve October 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Guided Walk At Bawsinch Ranger led tour of the Trust's Bawsinch and Duddingston Wildlife Reserve, exploring part of the reserves that is normally closed. Contact Ken Knowles 0131 539 6643.
Guide Headquarters, 33 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7JF October 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Dragonflies of Scotland Andrea Hudspeth of the British Dragonfly Society. Contact Allan Mathieson 0131 447 8389
North end of Balcarres Road next to Goose Green, Musselburgh. NT347734 November 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Musselburgh Winter bird ID A chance to brush up on your winter wader ID skills with local ranger, Nick Aitken. Contact Colin Shepherd 0131 229 5427.
Guide Headquarters, 33 Melville Street, Edinburgh November 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Carrifran Wildwood and beyond: the wider vision of Borders Forest Trust’ by Philip Ashmole of the Borders Forest Trust Carrifran http://www.carrifran.org.uk (650ha) is almost ready to hand back to nature but we now have two additional large sites, Corehead (~640ha) and Talla & Gameshope (1830ha). So we are moving forward under the banner "Reviving the Wild Heart of Southern Scotland" http://www.bordersforesttrust.org Contact Allan Mathieson: 0131 447 8389. 
Guide Headquarters, 33 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7JF December 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Hills Need Friends A talk About the Pentland Hills by a representative from 'Friends of the Pentlands'. Contact Allan Mathieson 0131 447 8389.
Guide Headquarters, 33 Melville Street, Edinburgh February 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm The effects of climate change on wildlife A talk on climate change by Roy Thomson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh, Geosciences. Contact Colin Shepherd 0131 229 5427
Guide Headquarters, 33 Melville Street, Edinburgh March 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Butterflies A talk by Rebecca Crawford, Peatlands for People Project Officer. Contact Allan Mathieson 0131 447 8389
Guide Headquarters, 33 Melville Street, Edinburgh April 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Carrifran Project / Southern Upland Rewilding Project A talk by Philip Ashmole about restoring a wooded wilderness in the Southern Uplands. Contact Nicholas Warren 07737496746