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Biological data for south-east and part of central Scotland

Crane flies (Tipula sp)
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Excursion reports:

Recording Excursions

Our excursion programme is planned to obtain species data from sites across our region and to encourage opportunities for individuals to get-together to record and share knowledge and expertise. Priority is usually given to under-recorded areas or sites proposed as Local Biodiversity Sites (pLBS), as this means that any data generated from the outing can be used to inform the conservation designation. Most of the outings are general outings - meaning that we will record whatever species we can competently identify! However, some outings have a specific target group or are joint events with a local recording group or natural history society. Refer to the excursion listings for further details.

Whether or not you have been on one of our excursions before or are a newcomer you are most welcome to join us.

For information on previous years' recording excursions, please click on the links at the side of the page. Results of the 2021 outings will be added shortly.

Recorders enjoying a visit to Mavisbank, Midlothian in 2018. Photograph courtesy of Gary Hovell (LARG).

2022 Excursions

Details of the 2022 excursion programme will be released soon.

If you would like to join the mailing list to receive notifications of forthcoming TWIC recording excursions by email, please contact and ask to be added to the excursions mailing list. Note that you can unsubscribe from this list at any time by emailing us. Details on how we hold and use your personal information can be found in our privacy notice.


1. Please do not attend an excursion if you are unwell with COVID symptoms or have a fever.

2. If you need to car share with people from outside your household please follow guidelines to reduce the risk of passing on COVID (open windows and wear a face covering, unless exempt).

3. All appropriate risk assessment and procedures will be followed during excursions, including for COVID-19.

4. For further information please email

5. TWIC reserves the right to change or cancel outings as circumstances dictate.

6. Records from excursions will be uploaded to the NBN Atlas Scotland.

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