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Summary of the records held in Orkney Wildlife Information & Records Centre

The Records Centre contains a wealth of wildlife information suitable for private study, environmental assessments, planning applications, student projects or development proposals.

OWIARC staff can produce detailed reports in plain English complete with maps, with each report custom tailored to the individual query.

OWIARC is constantly updating its data, so it is recommended that you contact the Centre if you are looking for specific information or to discuss the costs of producing reports. It is also hoped that habitat mapping will shortly be available

Primula scotica

Dr Elaine. R. Bullard M.B.E amassed a large amount of information during her study of Primula scotica. OWIARC acquired these records, field notes etc. after her death, and have catalogued all the items.

Within the records and field notes were correspondences with various people on the subject of Primula scotica. These are not being made publicly available at this time. All the rest of the information has been catalogued and the catalogue can be downloaded here. If you wish to view any of the items catalogued, please contact OWIARC.

The OWIARC database contains records for the following groups:

Bony Fish (Pisces)
Beetles (Coleoptera)
Birds (Aves)
Caddis Flies (Trichoptera)
Crustaceans (Crustacea)
Dragonflies (Odonata)
Flies (Diptera)
Land Molluscs (Mollusca)
Leeches
Lichens & Fungi
Mammals (Mammalia)
Marine Molluscs (Mollusca)
Mayflies (Ephemeroptera)
Mosses & Liverworts
Moths & Butterflies (Lepidoptera)
Sawflies, Bees, Wasps & Ants (Hymenoptera)
Seaweed
Spiders (Arachnida)
Stone Flies (Plecoptera)
Stoneworts (Characeae)
Vascular Plants



Small Copper butterfly. Though it remains a common and widespread species, the Small Copper declined throughout its range during the twentieth century
Small Copper Butterfly

Veronica Speedwell
Veronica Speedwell

 A Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) chick
A Fulmar Chick

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