SWT Local Group

Stirling and Clackmannanshire

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TALKS 2021

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a further talk via Zoom at:

7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 2 March

Melissa Shaw, a member of our Committee and the Peatland Conservation Officer at Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust - will talk about:

Bogs for Bugs - An introduction to bogs and the specialist invertebrates you find on them. Melisa will also talk about the conservation and restoration of peatlands around Falkirk.


Meeting ID - 842 6686 4774

Meeting Passcode - 79620

Please note that some of the talks which have already taken place can be viewed by going to:



We held our much delayed AGM on Tuesday 4 August at which point Roy Sexton, our Chair of twenty years, stepped down although he will remain on the Committee. We are delighted to announce that Guy Harewood has taken over as Chair and Chris Cathrine as Vice Chair. You can find out more about both Guy and Chris in this year's CHAIRMAN'S NEWSLETTER. We are also pleased to announce that we have another new addition to the Committee, namely Stuart Bence whom some of you may remember from his days at Stirling University when he headed the Nature Society there.


Moth Group: Please follow this LINK to find out more

Sticky Catchfly: Local Species Champion: Keith Brown, MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane constituency, supports the rare Sticky Catchfly (Silene viscaria), one of our local gems in the Ochil Hills.



Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) on Allan Water. Information sheet on contacting your MSPs and/or Local Councillors. Click here and scroll down.


News from SWT Head Office

For info on Volunteering Opportunities please click VOLUNTEERING

For Scottish Wildlife Trust HQ's latest Newsletter please click: HQ NEWSLETTER


  • our former Chairman, Roy Sexton, has been awarded SWT's Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Ally Lemon, Committee Member and Group Secretary has won the Trust's Young Volunteer Award

Plantlife: For Plantlife's latest Newsletter please click: PLANTLIFE

The EXCELLENT NEWS in this Newsletter is that, following lobbying from Plantlife, On the Verge and others, Stirling Council has agreed to restore road verges as part of a new Pollinator Strategy. Their aim is to increase diversity of plants and wildlife across Stirling.

Inner Forth Futures Newsletter can be found here.

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