Glasgow is a city containing a wide variety of wildlife habitats: parks, rivers, marsh and several local nature reserves. Possil Marsh, a Trust reserve, lies to the north of the city, beside the Forth-Clyde Canal. 

What we do

 We aim to:

Inform you on wildlife topics through our walks and talks programme.
Give you the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills through our various events
Give you opportunities to meet other members

How to get involved

You can help  by:

Joining the Glasgow Group committee- we need ideas for new walks and talks
Taking part in practical conservation work on our reserves. Contact  for more information
Raising funds for the Trust at events

Group information


Mike Turner (Chair)
0141 357 0094

Ann Brackenridge (Secretary)
0141 334 2889

Janet Palmar (Treasurer)

0141 357 0094
Email Glasgow


Where and when?

Where we meet

We meet regularly at Hyndland Secondary School. Programme of talks starting at 7.30pm from October-April. Walks programme throughout the year. Click on Events and Talks.


From Hyndland Station.

44/4 bus stop on Clarence Drive.

Get directions


Events and Talks

Events March – June 2019

• Saturday 23 March 11:00am-3:00pm

  Canal and River Kelvin Walk

Walk the Forth and Clyde Canal to Maryhill and along the River Kelvin, ending at Kelvingrove Galleries. Spring flowers and birds. Meet at Westerton Railway Station. G61 1PA

Contact Mike Turner 0141 357 0094


• Wednesday 27 March 7:30pm-9:30pm

  Wildlife Citizen Science 

Conservation depends on data gathered in various ways, some by scientists themselves, but much of it supplemented by volunteer effort. David will speak about and illustrate surveys and bioblitzes he has been involved in over the years on behalf of various conservation organisations.

Meet at Hyndland Secondary School, Airlie Theatre, Clarence Drive. G12 9RQ

Suggested contribution £2 per person

Contact David Palmar


• Saturday 13 April 10:30am-2:30pm           

  Cathkin Braes Local Nature Reserve walk

A guided circular walk by countryside ranger Gary Linstead, of Cathkin Braes Local Nature Reserve on the southern edge of Glasgow. The natural environment of the reserve consists of ancient woodland, grassland, heath and scrub. Great views across Glasgow and beyond and a wide variety of Spring wildlife. Cathkin Braes LNR’s car park on Cathkin Road (B759). Grid Reference: NS609578

Contact Brian Innes 07742078840


• Wednesday 24 April 7:30am-9:30pm         

  Dynamite in the dunes

Since the ICI explosives factory closed in 1990, the Ardeer Peninsula has become one of the best biodiversity sites in Scotland. The extensive dune habitat supports a wealth of rare and uncommon invertebrates, but what will be the outcome when £200 million of investments is on the table to regenerate an area of social and economic deprivation?

Meet at Hyndland Secondary School, Airlie Theatre, Clarence Drive. G12 9RQ

Suggested donation – £2 including refreshments.

Contact Mike Turner 0141 357 0094


• Saturday 18 May 10:00am-3:00pm

  Baron’s Haugh guided walk           

This RSPB reserve is centred on flooded marshland in a bend of the River Clyde. As well as wetlands there are meadows and woodlands offering homes for a wide variety of different wildlife such as birds, amphibians and insects. Mark Mitchell the RSPB warden at Baron’s Haugh will guide our walk giving us the benefit of his local knowledge and expertise.

Meet at Baron’s Haugh Car Park       Grid Reference: NS755552

Donations accepted

Contact Clare Winsch


• Sunday 16 June 10:00am-4:00pm  

  Cumbrae walk round west coast

Walk from ferry slip round west coast on quiet roads to Fintry Bay (4 miles) then on grass paths over the hill and into Millport (about 2 miles), then bus back to ferry. There should be good views of the Clyde, wild flowers and the chance to see a wide variety of birds. Outside the Cal-Mac ticket office at Largs pier. Grid Reference: NS183586

Contact Janet Palmar

All our meetings are open to anyone interested in wildlife and conservation. £2 suggested donation. Refreshments are also available for a small donation. Parking is available in the school playground. No. 4 bus stops just outside the school. Hyndland station is close by. Contact Mike Turner at or 0141 357 0094 for more information.




Want to do practical  conservation work?- contact or Scott Donaldson

Found an injured bird or animal? Contact Hesselhead Wildlife Rescue Centre, Beith, Ayrshire 01505 502415.



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