Mammal Atlas

The Mammal Atlas of North-East Scotland and the Cairngorms is a new publication published by NESBReC in Spring 2017. It is a fully-illustrated atlas that maps the 43 mammals that have been recorded in Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City, Moray and the Cairngorms National Park using 77,592 records from 1,472 observers from all over the area and beyond.  The total area covered is 11,629 km2, which is around 15% of Scotland’s land area.

It tells some fascinating stories of the many amazing mammals found throughout North-East Scotland, including the recovery of red squirrels, the recent significant spread of pine martens eastward to the outskirts of Aberdeen, and the discovery of a new bat species for the area.

The information gathered is depicted in distribution maps for 43 mammal species covering the time periods from 1960-2000 and 2001-2015. Each map is accompanied by a photograph of the mammal and a short account of its ecology, conservation and status, in both the local and British Isles contexts. The book also includes information on mammal habitats, species conservation and analysis of distribution patterns.

The book can be ordered directly from NESBReC for anyone paying by cheque. Unfortunately, we cannot accept other payment methods.  The cost is £15 plus £2.61 (2nd class) postage and packing for each book.  Cheques should be made payable to: NESBReC, Aberdeenshire Council. See our contact page for NESBReC’s postal address.

The book is also stocked in these outlets across our area: Aberdeen – Blackwell’s, Hammerton Store, Waterstones; Aberlour – Speyside Visitor Centre, The Spey Larder, Still Life Gallery; Aboyne – Strachan’s; Aviemore – Waterstones; Ballater – Deeside Books; Balmoral – Balmoral Castle Shop; Banchory – Buchanan Bistro, Yeadon’s; Bennachie – Bennachie Centre; Boat of Garten – 1896 Gallery; Braemar – Braemar Pharmacy, The Braemar Gallery; Chapel of Garioch – Old Post Office Tea Room; Cruden Bay – The Kelpie Studio; Dinnet – Auld Alliance Antiques; Dunphail – Logie Steading Bookshop; Elgin – Elgin Museum Shop, Waterstones, Yeadon’s; Ellon – Better Read; Finzean – Finzean Farm Shop; Fraserburgh – R & S Dyga Newsagent; Glenmore – Cairngorm Reindeer Centre; Grantown on Spey – Book Mark, Grant Arms Hotel; Huntly – Dean’s of Huntly Shop, Orb’s Bookshop; Inverbervie – Inverbervie Newsagent; Johnshaven – Johnshaven Store; Mintlaw – The Happy Plant; Montrose – Hogg Books and Newsagent; St Cyrus – St Cyrus Café; Stonehaven – John Briggs Rugs; Strichen – Old Auction Room Cafe; Tarves – Formartine’s; Tomintoul – Spindrift; Turriff – Peters Design & Print.

 

 

Table

Bats Carnivores Deer Insectivores Lagomorphs Rodents Seals

Brown Long-eared Bat
Daubenton's Bat
Leisler's Bat
Natterer's Bat
Pipistrelle Genus
Common Pipistrelle
Soprano Pipistrelle

American Mink
Badger
Feral Ferret
Fox
Otter
Pine Marten
Polecat
Stoat
Weasel
Wild Cat

Fallow Deer
Red Deer
Roe Deer
Sika Deer

Common Shrew
Pygmy Shrew
Water Shrew
Hedgehog
Mole

Brown Hare
Mountain Hare
Rabbit

House Mouse
Wood Mouse
Bank Vole
Field Vole
Water Vole
Brown Rat
Grey Squirrel
Red Squirrel

Common Seal
Grey Seal
Bearded Seal