Because of the current UK Government COVID-19 restrictions, all GNHS meetings, indoor and outdoor, are cancelled until further notice.

The 2019-20 Winter Programme can be seen here. We hope to publish the programme for 2020-21 around the end of August 2020, but it remains to seen when we will actually be able to start meeting again.

The 2019 summer field excursion programme is now finished, but can still be seen here. The 2020 programme is suspended pending the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

The Glasgow Naturalist volume 27(3): papers and short notes can be seen here Contents; further contributions will be added as they are finalised.

The Glasgow Naturalist volume 27(2): is now finalised, but the print version will not be produced until the coronavirus restrictions are sufficiently eased. All short notes and papers are available online at Contents

PhotoSCENE 2020-2021: 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 2020, 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.

GNHS & BRISC (Biological Recording in Scotland) bursaries for 2019 − 20: 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 2020.

The Blodwen Lloyd Binns prize for 2019 was awarded to two recipients: Robyn Stewart for her paper “Water vole (Arvicola amphibius) abundance in grassland habitats of Glasgow. R.A. Stewart, C. Jarrett, C. Scott, S.A. White & D.J. McCafferty”; and to Baptiste Wijas for his paper “Potential risk of American mink to water vole populations in east Glasgow. B.J. Wijas, R.A. Stewart & D.J. McCafferty”; see TGN 27(1) for both papers. The prize was awarded at he BLB Lecture on January 29th 2020.

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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