Lynx Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald 01October's evening talk will by by David Bavin, Vincent Wildlife Trust, who is looking at the feasibility and practicality of reintroducing the Lynx to Scotland (The 'Lynx to Scotland' study). One possible reintroduction area, based on suitable habitat, is Argyll & Bute and David is keen to hear the views of local people and interest groups on the subject.

The talk starts at 7pm on Thursday 18th October at the Rockfield Centre, Oban.Tickets, which are essential, can be bought through the Scottish Wildlife Trust here:

All talks will be held at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), Dunbeg.

NOTE This year, we will be starting the talks at 7.00pm (doors open 6.45) to give ourselves more time for discussion and refreshments afterwards.

Thursday October 17th 2019

Phil Anderson

‘The Ins and Outs of Raptor Rehabilitation’

Thursday November 21st 2019

Rob Lightfoot

‘Some Costa Rican Wildlife’

Thursday December  19th 2019

Jessie Wormell

Butterflies of Glasdrum NNR and Glen Creran’

Thursday January 16th 2020

Dr James Fenton 'The Loss of the Highland Landscape'

Thursday February 13th 2020

Dr Denise Risch

Sounds of the Minke Whale

Thursday March 19th 2020


Thursday April 11th 2020


After a long period of inactivity caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns, the Argyll & Lochaber Group is re-awakening.

This summer we hope to organise a few wildlife walks around the area and then in the autumn we will re-instate our winter talk series. All subject to whatever retrictions are in force at the time of course.

One big change is the introduction of the EventBrite booking system for all SWT events. This system deals with the advertising and administration of events, so we know how many people to expect and we are also able to produce a list of atendees if needed for 'Track and Trace'. The introduction of this system means that you will need to 'buy' tickets (some events are free) if you want to attend an event. One advantage is that it will make it much easier to get in touch if the event is postponed or cancelled. We will also send you a reminder just before the event with any last-minute changes.
This is all new to us too, so bear with us while we get used to the system. We're starting with a wildlife walk around Taynuilt on 12th June, so here's the link to the event:
 Hoping to see some of you there!

Here is our winter talks programme for the coming season. All talks will be held at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), Dunbeg. Doors open at 7.15pm and talks start at 7.30.

Thursday October 18th 2018

James Fenton

‘Scotland and Norway – similar or different?’

Thursday November 15th 2018

David & Jean Ainsley

‘Galapagos above and below’

Thursday December 20th 2018

Rob Lightfoot

‘Wild Japan in Winter’

Thursday January 17th 2019

Max Bonniwell

'Farming and nature conservation on the Moss of Achnacree'

Thursday February 21st 2019

Kim Last

‘Nature’s Biological Clocks:  A look at wildlife through the eyes of a chronobiologist’

Thursday March 21st 2019

Andy Riches

‘The badger, victim or vermin?’

Thursday April 11th 2019 - AGM -  NOTE CHANGE
Robert Cruikshanks 'Wildlife from my Window'