BLS Autumn Meeting – Dundreggan Scotland

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Field Meetings
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Event Description:

Local Contact: Maddie Geddes-Barton

Date: 12th to 18th October 2024

There are many areas of this region with have few lichen records. The Glen Morriston Pinewood remnants have not been revisited since the 80’s, many scattered and clumps of trees have not had a visit. The dominant geology is metamorphic with scattered outcrops of igneous rocks and there is wide altitudinal variation, and lots of rivers and lochs hence plenty to accommodate all interests and ability levels.

Meeting Base

The meeting base is Dundreggan Rewilding Centre, Dundreggan, Glenmoriston, Inverness IV63 7YJ. A modern thriving centre with excellent facilities, catering for all aspects of natural history.

Accommodation and costs

The Accommodation is 20 rooms split in to 2 wings, all rooms are twins/doubles, some rooms can be used for single occupancy depending on demand. Standard room are £52.50pppn single or £60 for two per night. Plus rooms are £67.50 single or £75 for two. Breakfast is included in the room fee. 

The restaurant provides a lunch box (£8), a catered lunch from £13 and evening meal from £13.

There is a microwave in the meeting room, and a communal fridge on each wing.


Attendees should book their rooms with the field meeting secretary, Graham Boswell, email or by post to Base Lodge 16 The Parks, Minehead TA24 8BS. And pay a deposit of £50 in to the British Lichen Society (not the BLS) at CAF Bank Sort code 40-52-40 A/C No. 00012363 and reference the payment Dundreggan.

Microscope Work

A very large meeting room has been reserved for the duration of the meeting for microscope work and presentations. The BLS microscopes will be available for communal use.


There are good bus, rail and air service to Inverness. The Inverness to Skye bus goes past Dundreggan twice a day, this is a request stop, inform the bus driver of the stop on embarkation.


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