Join the Islay History Trust for a Nature Walk

The Islay Natural History Trust in Port Charlotte opened on Monday 23rd May for the 2011 season. The Natural History Trust is a “must visit” place whether for children, families or naturalists. Come and discover more about Islay’s fantastic wildlife. We can answer your questions. We can show you what occurs on the island, whether birds, bugs, animals or wild flowers. We have marine and freshwater aquaria, a children’s discovery room and activities, displays, video presentations, an excellent library and an online database of records. You can ask us where to find a particular species and you can tell us what you’ve found. We have a brand new butterfly display with accompanying competitions and a chance to win a beautiful book on butterflies of south-west Scotland or a Green Bug Productions Discovery Pack. There is also a butterfly pavilion with resident Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell caterpillars scoffing their way through nettle leafs. Continue reading.....

New for 2011! Each Monday and Friday afternoon, from 30th May to 30th September, the Islay Natural History Trust invites you to come on a ramble to look at the birds, flowers, animals, butterflies and other fauna and flora of this wildlife-rich island. The rambles must be booked in advance, by phoning either of these numbers (01496-850288 or 07967-205229) at any time up to 1.00 pm on the day. Each ramble will start at 2.00 pm and last for about two hours. Nothing strenuous involved, but come prepared with waterproof footwear as well as clothing to suit the weather. Click here for a PDF with dates and more info

There is something for everyone at the Islay Natural History Trust Visitor Centre, so why not pop in and see for yourself? We are open weekdays from Monday to Friday from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. (On Mondays and Fridays to 1.00pm). Adult £3.00, Concession £2.00, Child £1.50, Family £7.50. All tickets valid for a whole week! You can find us in Port Charlotte, past the Croft Kitchen, over the bridge and we’re in the first building on the left. For more information check out our website at and for the latest news visit you can visit our blog

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