• Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum welcomes Dippy the Dinosaur!

    From January 22, The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow will be saying a massive hello to Dippy. Sarah-Jayne Forster tells us more: A short history of Dippy In 1898, a near-complete skeleton of a Diplodocus was uncovered in Wyoming. Belon...
    • 9 Jan 2019
  • Inspirational youth conference brings the Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival 2018 to a close

    RSPB Scotland volunteer Michaela Barton, reports.  On December 11, high school environmentalists gathered at the Glasgow Science Centre to discuss a 30-year plan for Glasgow’s green future. The conference was the culmination of the Glasgo...
    • 5 Dec 2018
  • Flourishing young minds for a flourishing old city

    This year’s Youth Conference will bring together the best young minds at Glasgow Science Centre, as they plan for Glasgow’s environmental future in a series of presentations and hands-on seminars. Volunteer Michaela Barton reports. People...
    • 4 Oct 2018
  • Calling all city-dwelling nature lovers

    Volunteer Michaela Barton, fills us in on the latest events with the Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival 2018 The Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival is continuing this August as part of GO LIVE! at the Green. This innovative live experience brings together...
    • 8 Aug 2018
  • The Walking Library for a Wild City

    As the Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival approaches its third weekend, guest blogger Deirdre Heddon explains a bit more about her participation in the festival, through the Walking Library. The Walking Library is a creative research project initiated...
    • 23 May 2018
  • Top ten facts about swifts

    Swifts are returning to our skies after spending a lovely, warm winter in Africa. We’re even running an event all about them at the Kelvingrove Museum this weekend as part of the Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival! But how well do you know these sickle...
    • 18 May 2018
  • Download the full leaflet for the Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival

    Over the next four weekends, there will be dozens of events running at sites all over the city as part of the Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival 2018. This is a celebration, not only of our city's wildlife and green spaces, but we're also marking...
    • 11 May 2018
  • The Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival 2018 is almost upon us!

    From Springburn Park to Victoria Park, Garnethill to Lambhill: there are dozens of events running across Glasgow this spring to celebrate the city's amazing wildlife and greenspaces! The main events for the Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival start...
    • 3 May 2018
  • Launch of the Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival 2018

    We dug out our leg warmers, and double denimed to the max today at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, to help launch the Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival 2018 in style! Jenny Tweedie explains: Photo by Louise Greenhorn In 1988, the Glasgow...
    • 20 Apr 2018
  • Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival 2018

    2018 is going to be a big year for wildlife in Glasgow! Fiona Weir, Giving Nature a Home Project Manager, tells us more. This year, RSPB Scotland and Glasgow City Council are teaming up with partners, organisations and community gardens right across...
    • 23 Jan 2018
  • Meeting a hedgehog without spines

    Winter is beginning to make its presence felt and the Hedgehogs and Habitats event that took place at Kelvingrove Art Gallery on Sunday 22 October, gave everyone a little reminder about looking after nature at this time of the year. Volunteer, Kyle Reid...
    • 30 Oct 2017
  • Special music commissioned for National Chamber Music Day event this Saturday

    Glasgow Wildfest continues this weekend, and it's taking on a rather musical slant in celebration of National Chamber Music Day! The Hidden Gardens, in Glasgow's South Side, will be open from 12pm-6pm on Saturday as part of Doors Open Day, and...
    • 12 Sep 2017
  • Glasgow Wildfest 2017: meet the artist!

    Our leaflet for Glasgow Wildfest this year was illustrated by the artist Stuart Hatt. He tells us a bit about how he came up with the design. Hi! My Name is Stuart Hatt and I run ‘The Squid & Nib’ – an independent art and illustration...
    • 31 Aug 2017
  • Full line up of events for Glasgow Wildfest 2017!

    We’re proud to announce the full line up of events for Glasgow Wildfest 2017! The leaflet is on its way to the printers right now, but you can download an electronic version at the end of this blog, so you don’t have to wait to find out what’s...
    • 3 Aug 2017
  • Creating a wildlife-friendly garden in Glasgow

    By Joe Crossland Spring has well and truly sprung, and the keen eyed among you will have noticed many birds with beak-fuls of nesting material in recent weeks. Those of us who put out nest boxes earlier in the year are keeping our fingers crossed that...
    • 25 May 2017
  • And the winners are...

    The results are in for the Glasgow Wildlife Photography Competition. Paul Gunn tells us more... Throughout the spring, RSPB Scotland’s Giving Nature a Home in Glasgow team have been looking for your top photographs of our fair city’s...
    • 8 May 2017
  • Glasgow wildlife photography competition

    Enter our Glasgow wildlife photography competition for your chance to be part of an exhibition at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Picture by Louise Conn It’s possible to have a wildlife encounter, even in the heart of Glasgow. Our...
    • 21 Mar 2017
  • Helping house sparrows in Glasgow - take the hedge pledge!

    Joe Crossland is one of our dedicated house sparrow volunteers in Glasgow. In this blog, he tells us about the project to help these birds, and what you can do to support sparrows in your own garden at home. House sparrows are in decline all over the...
    • 6 Feb 2017
  • Dear Green Futures - the changing of the guard

    As our exciting HLF-funded project ‘Dear Green Futures’ continues into the winter months, Community Greenspace Officer Paul Gunn welcomes some new faces into the fold. With all student interest groups, there comes a time where a changing...
    • 5 Dec 2016
  • Meet Luca Nasciuti, one of our artists in residence

    For the past few months, Luca Nasciuti has been an artist in residence with RSPB Scotland through a project supported by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities. During his time with us, Luca has been developing a two-part installation called...
    • 2 Sep 2016
  • The leaflet for Glasgow Wildfest 2016 is here!

    Glasgow Wildfest 2016: four weeks of wild fun at venues around the city, with activities for all and loads of opportunities to get involved! We’re very excited to announce the launch of our leaflet for the 2016 Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival...
    • 9 Aug 2016
  • The wildlife of Loch Lomond

    If you're looking for something to do near Glasgow this summer, then why not take a cruise to the RSPB Scotland reserve at Inversnaid. This Atlantic oak woodland is like something from a Tolkien novel, with ancient trees dripping in mosses and lichens...
    • 1 Jul 2016
  • Join in with the Duddingston bioblitz!

    On Saturday, June 25, we’re holding a bioblitz at Duddingston in Edinburgh. Here are five things you should know... Buff-tailed bumblebee, Grahame Madge (rspb-images.com) What is a bioblitz? The idea of a bioblitz is to collect loads of...
    • 21 Jun 2016
  • We live in a big little planet

    Sandra Aird, Glasgow Schools Outreach Officer, talks about the education project the RSPB is working on in partnership with ALDI. “We live in a big little planet. We are the ones who have to look after it”. Glasgow Primary Pupil, 7 years...
    • 12 May 2016
  • How to see an albatross in the heart of Glasgow

    Project Officer, Sarah-Jayne Forster, tells us about the redevelopment of the West Court in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and how visitors can now find out all about the albatross, its amazing migrations, and the work that's underway to...
    • 28 Apr 2016