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Whether you’re new to birdwatching, an experienced birder, or somewhere in between, the SOC will help you further your knowledge, skills and enjoyment of Scotland’s wonderful birdlife.




Choose one of these three thank you gifts when you pay by Direct Debit* (also available to Juniors buying membership for themselves and paying by Debit card).

* Collins Bird Guide is not available as a free gift option when purchasing Student, Unwaged or Junior membership. Where Direct Debit is not applicable (Life and Junior memberships, or where the payee does not hold a UK bank account), you may still choose a free gift. Overseas members will automatically receive The Birds of Scotland Digital as their free gift. We regret that this offer is not available to previous members who have already received a free gift.


How much does membership cost?

Type of membership

Adult (aged 18 or over)£36

Family (two adults and all juniors living at the same address) £48

Junior/Student (in full-time education)£14

Concession – Pensioner £27

Concession – Unwaged (in receipt of state benefits) £14

Joint Concession (at the same address) £35

Life £700

Life Family £1050

For non-UK addresses, please add a £15 supplement to all categories to cover postage.



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