North East Scotland Members' Group

Here you'll find all the latest information about work parties and events for members and supporters in the North East of Scotland

Ne scotland conservation work party dec 2016 detail

Looking to do some conservation work this year? Join members as they carry out various tasks to improve the ecology of the local area. If you'd like to find out more about any of the conservation work parties listed below, please contact

Local Members' Gathering

All are welcome to come along to a free evening talk this autumn for an opportunity to meet like-minded people, hear from a range of experts and get updates on John Muir Trust activities.

The John Muir Trust’s Chief Executive, Andrew Bachell, will join the North East Scotland Local Members’ Group to discuss: “Wildness and nature”. We encourage you to get involved and there will be the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A session.

As well as interesting discussions, there will also be the chance to buy festive cards and goodies in time for Christmas.

Date | Wednesday 8 November 2017
Time | 7.30pm
Venue | University of Aberdeen (New King's Building, Room NK14)
Book | No need to book in advance and all are welcome to attend so do bring a friend.

Get in touch with the group if you have any questions at

Work parties

2017 Glen Tanar work parties | Next date: 19 August

Local members of the North East Scotland Group will be assisting the Eric Baird, head ranger,  with a range of tasks on the beautiful Glen Tanar estate.

Read local volunteer Apithanny's latest blog on surveying wood ants on the Glen Tanar Estate. Picture below shows a Rose Chafer Beetle by Apithanny.

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Future dates: 16 September / 21 October / 18 November / 9 December

2017 Mar Lodge work parties | Next date: 26 and 27 September

Work still to be defined, watch this space for updates. One night's accommodation will be provided.

2017 Balmoral work parties | Next date: 28 October

Saturday 28 October: Work still to be defined

Note that spaces are limited on the Mar Lodge and Balmoral events. Places will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis so if you are wishing to attend please get in touch as soon as possible.

As with all work parties please remember to bring weather appropriate clothes and footwear as well as plenty of food and water

Please get in touch with this members' group any time via their email address: