RSPB group seeks info on its origins

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The members of the Dundee RSPB local group, who celebrated their 40th anniversary last year, are seeking information about the group’s history.

Over that time its members have raised thousands of pounds for RSPB Scotland and contributed many hours of volunteering through campaigning, wildlife surveys and at their local RSPB nature reserve, Loch of Kinnordy at Kirriemuir. The early days of the group, however, are much more of a mystery and current members would like to find out more about how it was formed back in the 1970s.

Graham Smith, group leader, said: “As we were looking back over 40 years of our group we realised that there were areas of our past that we were unclear about. We know the names of five early members, but it would be fascinating to find out more about other members, their early meetings, fundraising activities and especially to see any press cuttings or photographs of the group.”

Anyone with information about the Dundee Local Group can contact Graham Smith or the RSPB Tayside and Fife Office at perth.admin@rspb.org.uk. Further information about meetings and outings can be found at www.rspb.org.uk/groups/dundee/about/