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

Andrew Bachell, Chief Executive of the John Muir Trust, will join the North East Scotland Members’ Group to discuss: 

“Wildness and nature - The challenge for public policy and private practice”

All are welcome to come along to meet local members and staff from the John Muir Trust. Share your views and get involved. You can also 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 NK10)*
Register | Register your free place and keep up-to-date or just show up at the venue on the day - all will be welcomed!

Please contact the group if you have any questions at

New Kings Building

* Room NK10 is on the ground floor of New King's Building - enter by the left hand door on the south side of the building

Work parties

2017 Glen Tanar work parties | Next date: 21 October

Help Eric Baird, head ranger of the beautiful Glen Tanar estate, with two possible projects (weather dependant):

1. Clearing weeds and debris in the Fairy Lochan and removing invasive trees around the perimeter of the lochan;
2. Removing the remaining section of a very corroded deer fence which the volunteer group started two years ago.

Please get in touch with James Brownhill (work party coordinator) as soon as possible if you'd like to attend.

Future Glen Tanar work party dates: 18 November / 9 December

Find out what it's like to help at a work party on Glen Tanar Estate by reading local volunteer Apithanny's latest blog on surveying wood ants. Picture below shows a Rose Chafer Beetle by Apithanny.

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2017 Balmoral work parties | Next date: 28 October

Saturday 28 October: Work still to be defined

Please note that 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: