The Trusts’s object is to foster and encourage the pursuit of ornithology for the benefit of the public and to advance the education of the public by the study of the natural history of Sanda Island in the Region of Strathclyde.

Cowal Red Squirrel Group

To protect and preserve red squirrels in the Cowal region of Scotland by maintaining and expanding the current red squirrel population of the Cowal region of Scotland

Animal welfare

To provide support and assistance to seal rescue sanctuaries and to promote the protection of seals, their food sources and their environment.

Animal Concern Advice Line

Animal Concern Advice Line is here to help you on any animal issues by providing you with animal friendly advice and guidance on everything from aquaculture to zoos. Contact us on: 01389 841 111 or email info@adviceaboutanimals.info

Animal welfare and management

The club provides education in the health, care, management, training and control of dogs for the safety of both the public and the animals. Benefit to the community is in the preservation and protection of public health and protection of the public from nuisance by promoting high standards of responsible dog ownership.

Bird Watchers’ Club

For an unparalleled wildlife experience with superb bird watching and spectacular scenery, Machrihanish offers what is arguably the very best of Kintyre. The establishment of the purpose-built sea watching hide provides shelter for sea watchers so that observation / studies can take place during the worst weather, yet best sea watching conditions. The Observatory has become the focus of bird watching activity in Kintyre and arrangements regarding its future management are secure.

Bute Bird Group

A group of people who enjoy birdwatching to identify, understand and monitor the varied bird life on and around the Isle of Bute

Cowal Dog Training Club

Cowal Dog Traianing Club is registered with the Kennel Club to examine the Good Citizens Awards Scheme. The methods of training used are positive re-enforcement in accordance with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Code of Practice. They run weekly classes for dogs and welcome dogs (and handlers!) of all types, ages, needs and abilities.