Fife Nature Records Centre

Fife Nature Records Centre is the centre of reference for information relating to the biodiversity of the Kingdom of Fife, including:

  • over 390,000 species records
  • details of more than 150 sites designated for their natural heritage value
  • information on habitats.

This information has been gathered by local and national organisations, professionals and members of the public. 


Fife Nature Records Centre plays an active role in the protection of local wildlife by making this information available to a variety of individuals and organisation to assist with development planning, research and conservation.


Data Enquiry Service

Fife Nature Records Centre offers a data enquiry service where users can request biological information.  If you would like to receive species records or information on habitats or designated sites for a site in Fife, then please fill out and return an Information Request form. Fife Nature Records Centre operates a charging policy for the provision of biological information, where the data is requested in relation to a commercial activity.  Our Charging Policy contains details of the current charges.



Nature of Fife Inventory

The Nature of Fife Inventory (NOFI) was conceived as an accompaniment to "The Nature of Fife", published by Scottish Cultural Press, 1998, on behalf of the Fife & Kinross branch of the Scottish Wildlife Trust.  It consists of annotated lists of plants, fungi and animals which had been recorded in the Fife Local Authority area.  The extent to which the inventory of 1998 has been revised and updated varies from group to group.  In April 2013, an updated bird list was made available.  It is hoped that all of the original NOFI lists will be revised and updated as necessary, before being made available online.


Fife Nature Records Centre gratefully acknowledge financial support from SNH.


Lindsay Bamforth, Information Officer - Fife Nature Records Centre 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 40 22 70 Contact Lindsay Bamforth online
By Post: Rothesay House Rothesay Place Glenrothes Fife KY7 5PQ

Mhairi MacKinnon, Information Assistant 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 53 64 Contact Mhairi MacKinnon online
By Post: Rothesay House Rothesay Place Glenrothes Fife KY7 5PQ
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