Arran Natural History Society

The Arran Natural History Society

Arran landscape (Jim Cassels)

Arran Natural History Society was formed in 1977 for the purposes of encouraging the study of the islands natural history and related subjects.

The society meets monthly over the winter months to enjoy talks on a wide variety of subjects, not all of which are related to the island.Walks are organised throughout the year.

The Arran Bird Report 2010

Publications of the society include:

Local Bird Report
• Arran Flora
• Where Can I See?
- A guide to some of the islands wildlife.

The Isle of Arran is home to over 900 species of flowering plant, 45 ferns, 21 species of butterfly and over 250 species of bird have been recorded. From the sea to the beaches, through woods, moors and up to the mountains, Arran’s 167miles ² offers plenty of opportunities to watch wildlife.

Arran’s iconic wildlife. Otters to red deer and golden eagles to basking sharks, plus many more besides! Find out more about the wild residents of the Isle of Arran.

Where to watch wildlife. Visit our walks pages and our Arran habitats pages to discover some of the very best places to get outside and enjoy Arran’s wildlife.

When to watch Wildlife. Arran is a great place to view wildlife all year round. Don’t miss our round up of the seasonal highlights and visit our online calendar to find out about wildlife watching events during your visit. 

For information on Arran birds visit

Online Shop. Visit our online shop and join the Arran Natural History Society to take advantage of our programme of talks and guided walks, or purchase one of our publications.

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