The Wildlife Information Centre

Biological data for south-east and part of central Scotland

Fiddlehead of Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum)
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Welcome to The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC) website

Dark Green Fritillary (c) Ron McBeath

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 a member of the Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC) and National Biodiversity Network. 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 3 million species records. Find out how to request data here.

TWIC provides support for recorders through workshops, bi-annual conferences and excursions. TWIC promotes biological recording by attending events and running wildlife surveys and occasional BioBlitz events to encourage everyone to get involved in recording.

COVID-19 Update:

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the TWIC office will be closed until further notice and TWIC staff will be working from home. We intend to carry on with work as 'business as usual'. If you need to contact a member of the team please use the relevant email address on our Contact Us page. Our data request service is running as normal.



An online interactive webapp that allows users to explore how many records are present in our database.

Hover your mouse over a Local Authority in the map to learn how many records are available for the highlighted area. You can also search for a town to see if it falls within our boundary.

Map contains Ordnance Survey data copyright Crown copyright and database right 2020.


TWIC is a company limited by guarantee - registered in Scotland No. SC234339. A recognised Scottish Charity SC034113. This project is supported by NatureScot.