FSC | Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Natural History of the Clyde Islands

  • Location: Millport
  • Tutor: Phillip Cowie
  • Dates: Friday 08 June 2018 to Friday 15 June 2018
  • Times: 05:00 PM - 09:30 AM
  • Level: Walking Level 1
  • NON-RESIDENT: £298

The Firth of Clyde is a beautiful and varied part of Scotland containing numerous islands with rich terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats studied since the 1800s. This course is a must for any naturalist keen on learning about the natural history of the Clyde Islands. Based on Great Cumbrae, this exciting and varied course encompasses a wide range of subjects; including intertidal ecology, wildlife acoustics, wildlife photography, moth and small mammal trapping, freshwater ecology to marine mammal and seabird surveying.

Dr Phillip Cowie is a professional marine biologist who has studied the marine organisms on the Clyde for 17 years and taught different groups about them for the same period. He has published a variety of scientific articles on subjects ranging from marine microbiology to the effects of plastics on marine organisms. Extra nights If you are interested in staying at the Centre for additional nights, before or after the course, please contact the Centre for availability and costs which start from £35 for B&B, or £42.50 full board. Partner Rate For those paying the sole occupancy price, we are offering our guests a special rate for those who would like a twin room for them and their partner not enrolled on an FSC course, at £42.50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.


Ayrshire Federation of Historical Societies members- 10% discount 

If you are a Member of the AFHS you can enjoy a 10% discount on this course.

Please use the e voucher code at the checkout:


You may be asked to provide proof of membership

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