This country, consisting of the vice-counties of Dumfriesshire (VC72) to Shetland Islands (VC112), has 29 species of dragonfly that have been recorded, 23 of which are resident breeding species, and 3 of these only breed in Scotland: Northern Damselfly, Azure Hawker and the Northern Emerald.






Title image: Northern Emerald by Iain Leach

Species in Scotland

Indicates this is a “Priority Species”

Get involved in recording dragonflies in Scotland by contacting the county dragonfly recorder for Scotland, Pat Batty. Contact details can be found on the County Dragonfly Recorders page.

Where to see in Scotland

Local Events

#PondWatch 2024
Join us online celebrating pond power!
3 days of oral presentations and poster presentations followed by a Congress field trip.
Dragonfly Week 2024
National celebration of dragonflies!




Conservation and Outreach Projects in Scotland