Scottish Ornithologists’ Club

Schedule for Observations on Birds Completed at Pentland Skerries Lighthouse 1911

The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club holds several hundred of these Schedules stored in one wooden box (pictured below) and one cardboard box.  They were received from various lighthouses, and from around the Scottish mainland and islands, over several decades at the start of the 20th century, so many are now over 100 years old.  The notes were collated and regularly published in The Scottish Naturalist at the time, and they also informed ‘The Birds of Scotland’ by Baxter and Rintoul which was the first comprehensive work on Scottish birds.