News archive

November 2016

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

EXCITING NEW PROGRAMME FOR 2017

We can look forward to the familiar faces of Anne Tee and Eric McCabe who will transport us far afield to Alaska and Central China. Two familiar faces from the past, Norman Elkins and Alan Stewart, will be talking about the new Fife Bird Atlas and the workings of a Perthshire Highland Estate. Martin Scott who used to birdwatch in Angus is speaking about his life as a RSPB Officer on the Isle of Lewis. Finally, a species talk on Greenland White-fronted Geese is to be given by Dr Ian Francis from the Aberdeen RSPB Office. It is a great programme. Come along and join us!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

PIN BADGE SALES TOP £1500

Liz Olejnik is to be congratulated on her sales of pin badges from her boxes located in North Fife. She made over £1000 in 2015 and this year the figure is over £1500 with considerable sales from outlets at the Balgove Larder, Harbour Cafe and Kitschn Bake. The Balgove Larder, near St Andrews has bought in over £300 this year which is a monumental achievement. We thank all of the outlets that are participating and hope they will continue to give the RSPB their support.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF DUNDEE RSPB GROUP

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF DUNDEE RSPB GROUP

In January 2015 the Dundee RSPB Group belatedly celebrated it's 40th Anniversary, with RSPB Officials Martin Auld, Carrie Watt & Lauren Shannon in attendance, at their 1st indoor meeting of the year. A birthday cake was consumed with refreshments after the talk by local group member's on Romania.
The group was originally set up in 1974 with it's meetings being held in the McManus Galleries in Dundee. We believe it was founded by Jim Flegg and that founder members included Glenda Moir, Ella Gracie, David Henderson and Beryl Stanhope. Much of the early years of the groups history is very vague. We have no information on any indoor meetings, outings and fundraising activities between 1974 and about 1990 or any newspaper cuttings or members photographs showing group activities at this time.
Can anyone out there help us fill in the gaps to our history. If so could you contact the current leader, Graham Smith by e-mail at grahamnjen@hotmail.com