The 2019-20 Winter Programme can be seen here.

The 2019 summer field excursion programme can be seen here

PhotoSCENE 2019-2020: GNHS and the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine will be organising another photographic competition this year. The aims of the competition are to promote interest in Natural History and the work of SCENE (Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment, the University’s field-station at Rowardennan), linkage between the Institute and the Society, and providing pictures for publicity, and to enhance the evening programme of GNHS.

Entry is restricted to members of GNHS, and students and staff of the Institute (including affiliates and associates). Winning entries will be published in the Glasgow Naturalist. Entries should be submitted by 31st October 2019, and should have been taken in the last 2 years to this date.

See Photoscene for further details and to see winning photographs from earlier years.

The 2019 BRISC Conference “Museums, Collections & Biological Recording” will be held in Edinburgh on Saturday October 12th; see EventBrite for full details and booking information. Members of GNHS are entitled to book at the ‘BRISC Member’ rate.

The Glasgow Naturalist volume 27 (1) is now published; it includes the first tranche of papers on the wildlife of Glasgow Botanic Gardens since its inception 200 years ago; further papers will follow in issue 27 (2). See Contents

The Blodwen Lloyd Binns prize for 2018 was awarded to two recipients: Lynsey Harper for her paper "The latest chapter in a conservation story: completing 10 years of posttranslocation monitoring for a population of great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) in Scotland. LR Harper, DC McNeill and JR Downie"; and to Crinan Jarrett for her paper “Seasonal trends in the temporal plasticity of breeding in blue tits and great tits in the Loch Lomond area. C Jarrett, F Maillard and B Helm"; see TGN 26(4) for both papers. The prize was awarded at that year’s BLB Lecture on November 28th.

Conference: GNHS and Clyde and Amphibian Reptile Group (CARG) held a conference entitled The Amphibians and Reptiles of Scotland: Current Research, Future Challenges on Saturday June 9th 2018 under the auspices of Glasgow Science Festival. The Proceedings have now been published in The Glasgow Naturalist

Bursaries: GNHS & BRISC (Biological Recording in Scotland) bursaries for 2018 − 19: applications are now closed, and the bursaries have been awarded. We expect there will be a further tranche of bursaries on offer later this year; see BRISC website in November / December 2019.

The deadline for entries has now passed and prizes have been awarded; but it is likely that a further competition will be held in 2019−20.

The Summer Excursion programme for 2016 is now complete, but can still be seen here.

The 2016-17 Winter Programme is now finished; the programme will be published before the end of August 2016.


The Flora of Lanarkshire by the late Peter Macpherson is still available at £38.50; order on-line at Nature Bureau bookshop or Members may order at a lower price direct from GNHS.

The Amphibians and Reptiles of Scotland, Chris McInerny and Pete Minting. Published by GNHS; download it free here (PDF, 135Mb) or email Chris McInerny to buy a printed copy for £22.50.


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