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Winter talks

Curracag is pleased to announce a series of illustrated talks throughout the winter to be held at:-

Lews Castle College, Benbecula Campus, Linacleit, 7.30PM

Entry to the talks is free to society members / £2.00 non members

The programme of talks is as follows:-

Thursday 12th October 2017 – “Ticks” by Graham Charlesworth
Thursday 9th November 2017 – “Six Months in Manitoba: From Prairie to Tundra” by Yvonne Benting
Thursday 14th December 2017 – “Iceland: A Coastal Tour” by Peter Keiler & Gwen Evans

The dates for talks in 2018 are:-

Thursday 11th January 2018 – “Botswana Safari” by John Love
Thursday 8th February 2018 – “The importance of biological recording” by Robin Sutton
Thursday 8th March 2018 – “The Shiants” by Robin Reid

Flora of St Kilda - Western Isles wildlife, birds, plants, mammals, moths, butterflies

Just published! – Flora of St. Kilda

The Flora of St. Kilda by Professor Michael J. Crawley FRS

A5, full colour, 61 pages

£8.00 plus P&P (£5.00 plus P&P to Curracag members).

The author has been visiting St. Kilda for 25 years. This Hebridean Naturalist supplement includes:-

  • A list of the plants found in the most characterisitic habitats
  • An alphabetical list of the plants with habitat notes
  • Systematic list of the vascular plants
  • Distribution
  • Abundance
  • Discussion
  • Bibliography
Eider - Western Isles wildlife, birds, plants, mammals, moths, butterflies


Join Curracag or renew your membership online.

To join and pay by Direct Debit please sign up with your name, address and bank details (please note that for security purposes we have no access to your bank details!). After signing up for the Direct Debit the membership secretary will contact you to confirm which membership category you would like to join.

The link to join and pay by Direct Debit is:

Joining with Direct Debit means that your membership will automatically renew annually.

If you prefer not to shop online for either membership or Hebridean Naturalists we are happy to receive your order by post along with a cheque made payable to “Curracag.” Send to The Membership Secretary, Suthainn, Askernish, Isle of South Uist, HS8 5SY and be sure to include your name, address and order details.

Hebridean Naturalist and Supplement

Here in the shop we also have the latest issue of Hebridean Naturalist available to purchase (issued free to members!). We also have a selection of back issues. The recently published Heb Nat Supplement 1 – The Flora of St. Kilda is now in the shop – note, if you are a Curracag member you are eligible for a £3 discount on this publication.



Lichens - Western Isles wildlife, birds, plants, mammals, moths, butterflies


Curracag have a Facebook Group which has information about latest wildlife sightings around the Western Isles. The group is also great for news about events discussion and/or help on identification. The information posted is accessible to all and if you would like to post you can join the group easily.

The group can be found at Curracag Facebook Group

See a selection of the latest posts:-

Curracag AGM 2018
A reminder about the 2018 Curracag AGM

Monday 15th January 2018, 7.30pm
Dark Island Hotel, Liniclate, Benbecula

The AGM will be an opportunity for members (new and old) to learn about the plans for the future and participate in the discussion.

An agenda for the AGM is available to download as a PDF

Please come along and help us make the islands natural history thrive.

New and old members are equally welcome to come along and renew their membership on the evening.

Hope to see you there!

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The winter series of Curracag talks resume this week.
Thursday 11th January 2018 - John Love - "Botswana Safari"
Lews Castle College, Liniclate, Benbecula. 7.30pm.
Free to Curracag members, £2 non-members.
Everyone welcome to enjoy a little winter sunshine and some spectacular wildlife.

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Hebridean Naturalist number 17 is now available from the Curracag online shop, £7.50 plus P&P. Fully paid up members should have received their copy by now:-!/Hebridean-Naturalist-Vol-17/p/97947523/category=0

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Lichens - Western Isles wildlife, birds, plants, mammals, moths, butterflies



Machair - Western Isles wildlife, birds, plants, mammals, moths, butterflies


Calendar of events of interest to our members.


Machair - Western Isles wildlife, birds, plants, mammals, moths, butterflies