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Indoor meetings programme – winter 2017-18

All meetings take place in Elgin Museum Hall, at the east end of Elgin High Street, starting at 7:30pm. Everybody is welcome to attend, whether or not you are a member of the SOC. A small donation will be requested, to help us to cover our expenses:

Thursday 12th October
Simon Foster on ‘Seabird studies on Canna’.

Thursday 9th November
Ian Perks on ‘Abernethy Forest Reserve’.

Thursday 14th December
Innes Sim on ‘Ring Ouzel conservation’.

Thursday 11th January
Raymond Duncan on ‘Waxwings in north-east Scotland and beyond’.

Thursday 8th February
Roo Campbell on ‘Scottish Wildcat conservation’.

Thursday 8th March
AGM and Members’ Night.

Winter outings 2017-18

These are usually half-day outings, meeting at 10:00am and finishing at 1:00pm:

Saturday 9th September
Kingston – the west side of the Spey estuary and the Lein. Meet at 10:00am in the Kingston car park which overlooks the estuary (NJ340656).

Saturday 21st October
Lossiemouth – estuary, dunes and rocky shore. Meet at 10:00am in the car park at the estuary (NJ238702).

Saturday 18th November
Lossie Forest and the Boar’s Head Rock area. Meet at 10:00am in the car park in the south-west corner of the forest (NJ256670).

Saturday 20th January
Loch Spynie. Meet at 10:00am in the car park at Scarffbanks (NJ238663).

Saturday 17th February
Portgordon to Cullen. Meet at 10:00am at Portgordon harbour (NJ395664).


For queries and further information, please contact the Club secretary (Martin Cook) at