Welcome to Islay Natural History Trust
The Islay Natural History Trust runs the Nature Centre in Port Charlotte, Islay on the ground floor of an old whisky warehouse close to the beach where displays, exhibits and hands-on activities illustrate the island's natural history riches, from its underlying geology to its birds, butterflies, wild flowers and mammals.
In the Centre are marine and fresh water aquariums and a touch tank where you can become closely acquainted with some of our local sea creatures. We have a large laboratory with a wide variety of hands-on activities suitable for all ages and a well-stocked library of books and periodicals.
You can browse through the 191,388 records of 3057 different species in our Biological Database. See the Records page for access to this database.
You are encouraged to leave records of your sightings at the Centre - and you are invited to make entries on the INHT Blog
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The Trust publishes regular newsletters, one of which doubles as an annual report with a brief summary of the year's natural history, an account of the monthly evening talks at the Nature Centre, as well as the annual accounts. The Trust also publishes checklists of birds, butterflies and dragonflies, mammals and reptiles, and wild flowers, which are available free from the Centre.
Centre Now Open!
The Centre opened this year on Monday 1st May and will remain open to the end of September. Monday - Fridays (10.30-4.30).
Admission Charge £3.50, £2.50 Concession, Junior £2.00, Family Ticket £8. Tickets are valid for a week
You can also support our work by using Easyfundraising when you purchase things online
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Islay Natural History Trust
The Natural History Centre
Port Charlotte, Islay, PA48 7TX
Registered Charity No. SC013713