Sites for National Grid Square: NS

The map below shows sites for this grid square, each represented by a pin that, when clicked, will show the species at that site. The Grid References provided in the table below the map can be used on Ordnance Survey maps, or on a website such as This is currently more accurate than the Google Map rendering you see below (which is up to 200 metres out).

The Grid Square represented by this map is often divided into squares of 10 kilometres each, numbered 0 to 9 from the south west corner, in both an easterly and northerly direction. This allows a Grid Reference such as SU32 to be specified (where SU is the National Grid Square, 3 is the easting and 2 the northing). Further division gives a more detailed reference, such as SU317201 (where SU is the National Grid Square, 317 is the easting and 201 is the northing).


Distribution data (2000-2009) has been made available through the generosity of Butterfly Conservation. Any subspecies distribution is taken from the book British and Irish Butterflies, by Adrian Riley. Based on this data, the following species and subspecies may be found in this grid square:

Species selection:

In the table below, the icon links to a Google search based on the site name, and the and icons (where present) link, respectively, to Google Maps and Streetmap representations of the grid reference.

Site Name Grid Reference Species Subtaxon
Auchalton Meadow NS335036 Scotch Argus ssp. caledonia
Cathkin Marsh NS62055731 Orange-tip ssp. britannica
Drumpelier Country Park NS704664 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Glen Moss NS368699 Green Hairstreak
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Loch Ardinning NS564779 Green Hairstreak
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Mugdock Country Park NS547779 Purple Hairstreak
Sallochy NS379958 Purple Hairstreak
Shewalton Sandpits NS327371 Grayling ssp. scota
Wester Moss NS840914 Large Heath ssp. polydama