Welcome to The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC) website
Photographs (from left): Dark Green Fritillary (c) Ron McBeath; Juniper Craigs excursion (c) Natalie Harmsworth; Badgers at sett (c) Chris Sydes and; Female Palmate Newt (c)
Gary Hovell (LARG).
TWIC is the Local Environmental Records Centre for south-east & part of central Scotland that collects, collates and disseminates information about wildlife in our area (See Figure 1
for the area we cover). TWIC is part of the Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC) and a member of the
National Biodiversity Network. In 2016 we celebrate 25 years since Wildlife Insite
- what was to become TWIC - was formed. For more information on how TWIC is run please see our About Us pages.
TWIC holds data on species, habitats and designated sites for our area. At present our database holds more than 2 million species records. Visit our Request data page for details of how
to request data from TWIC.
TWIC is a focal point for recording in our region and provides support for recorders through workshops, bi-annual conferences and recording outings.
TWIC promotes biological recording to the public by attending events, such as Harestanes Apple Day, and running public surveys and occasional BioBlitz events to encourage everyone to get involved in recording.
Our current wildlife surveys are the Hedgehog Survey; Spots & Stripes Survey and;
Record a Raptor survey.
To keep up to date with all our news and activities, visit our news and events pages, like us on Facebook and
follow @wildlife_info on Twitter.
Figure 1: Area covered by TWIC. Map contains Ordnance Survey data copyright Crown copyright and database right 2016.
This project is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage