An illustrated evening talk by botanist and conservationist Simon Harrap
Scotland supports a wealth of alpine flowers unmatched anywhere else in the British Isles. Much of Scotland's uplands are unsuitable, however, due to the underlying geology, while the peaks and plateaus that do have suitable soils are mostly still subject to the depredations of innumerable sheep and deer. All this make the quest for Scotland's alpine a real treasure hunt. The ability to undertake long, uphill walks and a head for heights are essential, but the rewards are great; fascinating and jewel-like plants set in grand, beautiful landscapes. From Ben Lawers north through the Cairngorms to Skye and Assynt, we will discover saxifrages, pearlworts and willows, as well as great rarities, including Diapensia, Alpine Catchfly and Iceland Purslane.