Welcome to the Perthshire Society of Natural Science.

The Perthshire Society of Natural Science (founded in 1867 and still going strong) exists to encourage, foster and further interest in our environment, its nature and cultural heritage.

There are four “sections” or interest groups, Archaeological and Historical, Botanical, Ornithological and Photographic, each holding their own meetings in wintertime and most having summer outings as well.

Holding these sections together, and providing additional meetings on subjects for the most part not otherwise covered, is the “Parent Body” of the Society. Natural Science covers a wide range of subjects.

As well as the subjects covered by our interest groups i.e. Archaeological & Historical, Botanical, Ornithological and Photography - our members may have interests in other subjects such as astronomy, meteorology, agriculture, medicine, physiology, zoology, physics, hydrology, forensics and geology.

Why not come along to one of our meetings and find out?

Winter meetings are held, mostly in Perth Museum and Art Gallery, during the months of October to March.

For details of meetings go to ‘Programme’ in the Menu (to the left). There will be links there to each of the “Section” programmes.

Visitors to our winter meetings and summer outings are always most welcome.

All enquires can be made by contacting:


Any alterations can be made by contacting:





Our full programme of winter meetings, from October 2015 to March 2016 and our Summer Outings programme is available to view now on our Programme page.


Anyone interested in Joining the Perthshire Society of Natural Science, please click HERE for a Membership form.