Ben Lomond Inchcailloch foreground in sunlight


As a result of a bequest made by Blodwen Lloyd Binns in 1992, funds are made available by the Society to members (including members of GU ZooSoc) who make application for assistance in carrying out projects of natural history interest.  Preference in grant allocation is given to local over distant projects, and to projects meriting future publication.

Click for more information - please note that the requirements and the application form were modified in January 2019.

The Blodwen Lloyd Binns prize is awarded for papers submitted for publication in The Glasgow Naturalist.  The subject area is the natural history of Scotland.  The intention of the prize is to encourage work by younger scientists - "younger" in the sense of new to scientific writing.   Submitted work should therefore be amongst the first three papers the writer has submitted for publication.

Articles will be judged on the quality of the science (including the methodology and new data generated), the originality of the natural history observations, and the quality of the writing and organisation. While full papers are more likely to reach an award standard, short notes that contain more than purely descriptive information will also be taken into consideration. The prize does not need to be awarded in any calendar year if no suitable paper or short note can be identified. The recipient will receive the BLB prize at the annual BLB Seminar at the University of Glasgow.

Download an Application Form (RTF document)- right-click on the link and choose 'Save Target As' to download without opening first.


Reports on some of the projects funded or part-funded by grants from the bequest may be seen here.

Further links will be added here in due course; other reports, available in hard-copy only, are available in the GNHS Library.

Glasgow Natural History Society is a charity registered in Scotland (SC012586)