• 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
  • Halting the swift decline

    Toby Wilson, RSPB Scotland's conservation officer in Glasgow, tells us about his love of swifts, and what we can all do to help these remarkable birds. Top ten birds? Top five? Number one? I love swifts. It would be a hard heart that is not...
    • 21 Apr 2016
  • Get your dose of 'Vitamin G'

    As part of our Giving Nature a Home in Glasgow project, RSPB Scotland is offering loads of exciting practical conservation opportunities around the city. These are hands-on sessions where you can get involved in everything from removing invasive plants...
    • 22 Mar 2016
  • Helping people connect with nature in Glasgow

    Last week, ministers called in a planning application for a piece of urban green space in Glasgow. The plans were for 90 executive flats and houses on a site in north west Glasgow known as North Kelvin Meadow. North Kelvin Meadow and the Children's...
    • 15 Mar 2016
  • Three things you can do to help house sparrows in Glasgow

    Male house sparrow, Ray Kennedy (rspb-images.com) You may well have already read about the plight of the humble house sparrow, once a ubiquitous garden bird, but now disappearing from around the country. In fact, since the first RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch...
    • 8 Feb 2016
  • Full schedule for Sunday's bioblitz in Kelvingrove Park!

    Let's hope it's as sunny as last year's bioblitz... Pic - Louise Greenhorn It’s the great Glasgow bioblitz this Sunday, and we’re aiming to discover everything that grows, flutters, squawks, squeaks, crawls, runs, flies or swims...
    • 24 Jul 2015
  • Join in with the great Glasgow bioblitz!

    Eleanor Bentall (rspb-images.com) This is an open invitation for people right across Glasgow to join in with our bioblitz on Sunday July 26! But let’s start with the basics. What exactly is a bioblitz? A bioblitz is a survey where lots...
    • 16 Jul 2015
  • Here there be dragons

    Our guest blogger today is Emily Waddell , Scottish Dragon Finder Trainee at Froglife Common frog - Jacqueline Bradley There can be a surprising amount of amphibian and reptile activity in Scotland’s busiest cities, like Glasgow, you just...
    • 7 Jul 2015
  • Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do...

    Today, we have a guest blog from Sandra, one of RSPB Scotland's Lifelong Learning Officers in Glasgow. Andy Hay (rspb-images.com) The rewards of my job are the amazing people - young and older - and the wonders of nature. No two days are...
    • 30 Jun 2015
  • Working together for Glasgow's wildlife

    One of the exciting aspects of the Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival is that it’s brought together a whole range of different organisations. There are loads of groups and individuals across the city working with really quite similar aims, and it’s...
    • 29 Jun 2015
  • A patch-worked collage of critters

    In this blog, artist Josie Vallely explains how she became involved in the 2015 Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival, and how the artwork for the festival leaflet was created. My name is Josie Vallely, and I am an artist and designer based in Glasgow...
    • 17 Jun 2015
  • The Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival leaflet for 2015 has arrived

    Check out the new leaflet for the Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival 2015! The festival is a collaborative effort between RSPB Scotland, Glasgow City Council and dozens of other charities and conservation groups, community gardens, allotments, parks...
    • 11 Jun 2015
  • Volunteering as a photo journalist with the Giving Nature a Home in Glasgow project

    RSPB Scotland volunteer photographer, Louise Greenhorn, gives us an insight into life on the other side of the lens... Being a volunteer photo journalist with Glasgow's Giving Nature a Home team is such a diverse and interesting position to...
    • 5 Jun 2015
  • Taking action for house sparrows in Glasgow

    My name is Kat, and I am the public affairs manager for the RSPB in the south-west of Scotland. We’re going wild for nature in the office this week, with the planning reaching a crescendo for the Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival. The programme...
    • 30 May 2015
  • The Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival is back...and bigger than before!

    It may look like it's all gone very quiet in Glasgow over the winter, but this is the calm before the storm. We have all been busily planning the next wildlife garden festival, which is returning across Glasgow throughout the whole month of July....
    • 30 May 2015
  • Animal carnival magic in the city

     Hi, I'm Laura Moss, the Lifelong Learning Manager for RSPB South West Scotland and Regional Office.

    The Glasgow Garden Wildlife Festival is over and the office is very, very quiet – everyone has been taking some well-earned holiday time! Now it...

    • 24 Nov 2014
  • Why were bees and flowers cycling around Glasgow?

    Hi, my name is Claire Bennett and I work for an organisation called Grow Wild, who have been working with RSPB Scotland to provide support and funding for the Giving Nature a Home in Glasgow Project. https://www.growwilduk.com/community-projects/rspb...
    • 13 Oct 2014
  • Cracking opening to the Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival

    Hi, my name is Hannah and I am a Lifelong Learning Officer with the Giving Nature a Home Project in Glasgow. I'm taking a few days out of my normal job teaching to take part in some of the fantastic events happening across the city as part of...
    • 15 Sep 2014
  • Appl-solutely fabulous day

    Hi, my name is Laura, and I'm an RSPB volunteer.

    It was my first day volunteering at an event with RSPB Glasgow, and I certainly picked a good day to do it. We were part of the Apple-fest run by the Partick Housing Association as part of the Glasgow...

    • 15 Sep 2014
  • Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival Programme

    The fantastic Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival map and events leaflet has arrived and can now be found in shops, pubs, libraries, cafes and schools across Glasgow. We are all incredibly excited!

    Click on the link at the bottom to see an online pdf...

    • 3 Sep 2014