• What a year it has been!

    Forth and Lomond Reserves Warden, Allison Leonard, reflects on what turned out to be a busy, but productive, year at RSPB Black Devon Wetlands. In 2015, when we signed the lease to the land that is now our Black Devon Wetlands reserve, we had grand ...
    • 20 Dec 2018
  • The Search for an Artist for Loch Lomond begins

    Kat Jones, our public affairs manager, writes about her search for an artist to work on a three year project at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond. Like many staff at RSPB, I come from a science background. My PhD was with lesser black-backed gulls, and their...
    • 2 Nov 2018
  • Skinflats Managed Realignment Project - We did it!

    Forth Reserve Warden, Allison Leonard, gives a final update on the Skinflats managed realignment project. After years of discussion, months of planning and weeks of digger work, on Wednesday 3rd October, the seawall at RSPB Scotland Skinflats reserv...
    • 23 Oct 2018
  • Skinflats Managed Retreat Project - We are getting there!

    The (hopefully!) penultimate update on the Skinflats Managed Retreat Project Well, we are now at the end of the third week of the work and things are really starting to take shape.  The contractors have spent quite a few days building up th...
    • 29 Sep 2018
  • Skinflats Managed Retreat Update - It's getting muddy out there.......

    Forth Reserves Warden, Allison Leonard, gives an update on the Skinflats Managed Retreat Project. We are now well into our second week of work and things are going well (despite the weather not being a co-operative this week).  The diggers have ...
    • 21 Sep 2018
  • Skinflats Managed Retreat Project Gets Underway

    RSPB Forth Reserves Warden Allison Leonard tells us about a massive new project getting underway at RSPB Skinflats in the Forth.   On Monday 10th of September, a lot of hard work and effort by the extended team came to fruition when the diggers ...
    • 15 Sep 2018
  • My encounter with buff tips, elephants and garden tigers at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond by Diego Fraile

    I've been the residential volunteer at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond for 3 months now. Here are some of my favourite encounters in that time and my new found hobby. It was early in the morning and I was still in my bed listening to the birdsong coming...
    • 6 Aug 2018
  • RSPB's emblem bird, the avocet, breeds at RSPB Skinflats for the first time.

    RSPB Forth Reserves Warden, Allison Leonard, tells us about the exciting addition to the RSPB Skinflats breeding bird list. In early spring, staff and volunteers at RSPB Scotland Skinflats were pleased to see two avocets feeding on the reserve’s...
    • 10 Jul 2018
  • Hannah's Farewell Blog

    Hannah Sharratt is (or was!) the Inner Forth Reserves Assistant Warden. At the start of July she is heading off to a new job at RSPB Baron's Haugh. In this blog she tells us about some of her favourite bits about working in the Inner Forth. Hi...
    • 6 Jul 2018
  • Damselflies, whirligigs and tadpoles

    This spring we officially opened our brand new pond dipping area at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond. We’re delighted with the final result, but here’s how it all came together over the winter: RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond has loads of pools and...
    • 8 Jun 2018
  • P-P-P-P-Puffin Party!

    Allison Leonard tells us about one of the more fun bur slightly unusual aspects of her job as RSPB Forth Reserves Warden, counting puffin burrows on Fidra! Fidra is a small seabird island off the East Lothian coast, known for it's links to Robert...
    • 23 May 2018
  • My first month at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

    Our new residential volunteer Diego tells us why he decided to come to spend 6 months volunteering with us at Loch Lomond and what his favourite few moments have been so far. Hi! I’m Diego Fraile, one of the new long term volunteers for RSPB...
    • 12 May 2018
  • Not just random twittering's.....

    Sunday 6 th May 2018 is International Dawn Chorus Day, this is an annual celebration of (and the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy) nature’s symphony. Forth reserves Warden, Allison Leonard, tells us a bit more about the dawn chorus and where...
    • 4 May 2018
  • From floating islands to stone footprints - RSPB Black Devon Wetlands has some great new additions

    It’s been a productive few weeks at RSPB Black Devon Wetlands with new floating islands on the fresh water pools and an etched floor stone in the viewing screen. This blog was written by Ami Kirkbright who did some brilliant work on the reserve...
    • 19 Apr 2018
  • The Inner Forth: formed by nature, shaped by people

    The Inner Forth is an incredible place that has been formed by nature and shaped by people. A place steeped in history that holds so much importance to the wildlife and the people that have lived here, both past and present. A place that deserves to be...
    • 19 Mar 2018
  • My favourite moments as Assistant Warden at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond - By Becky Austin

    At the end of January we said goodbye and good luck to Assistant Warden Becky. Before she headed off to start a new adventure on Orkney, we asked her to write down a few of her favourite moments from the past 4 years. This is what she had to say. Hi...
    • 5 Mar 2018
  • The wee reserve in the wee county

    With so many fascinating reserves brimming with wildlife around the Forth, it only makes sense to share some of the wonderful stories about the work we do, the people we meet and the wildlife we see. I'm Ami Kirkbright, the Assistant Warden for the...
    • 15 Feb 2018
  • RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond - From the beginning

    Hello, I’m Emma the Community Engagement Officer at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond. My role here involves quite a mix and keeps me on my toes. Most weekends I’ll be with volunteers at the Nature Hub, running events or taking people on guided walks...
    • 8 Feb 2018
  • Welcome to our new blog for the Forth and Lomond area!

    Today we're launching a brand new blog covering lots of different RSPB Scotland sites and projects across the Forth and Lomond area. Since this blog will be covering different reserves, and will have lots of different people contributing, we thought...
    • 18 Jan 2018