Dunbartonshire v.c. 99

Moorland plants on a steep hillside overlooking Loch Lomond [photo: Liz McTeague]
The vice-county of Dunbartonshire boasts a wonderful diversity of landscape within a compact area. Occupying just 703 monads (1km map squares), it encompasses:
  • high mountains, including two summits over 3,000ft
  • lots of coastline on the northern shore of the Firth of Clyde
  • the western shore and many of the islands of Loch Lomond
  • open moorland, small towns, and urban and industrial areas
Within this territory, over 1,800 plant species have been recorded in the wild.
In 2021 we launched a brand new network with an ambitious aim: to achieve a fresh record for every one of our 703 monads within ten years, initially prioritising areas never recorded before, or with no data for over 30 years.
Please get in touch if you would like to join us in this project.

Field meetings

Our programme of Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire outings for April to June 2024 can be found here.

The outings programme from 2023 can be found here, and from 2022 here.

Everyone interested is welcome.


Records of plants are welcome (at 1km resolution, please - and higher, preferably 8-figure GR, for uncommon species) plus any notes, images or queries.

The diminutive leaves of Rubus pistoris (Dwarf Bramble) [photo: Michael Philip]