Roy Dennis

Roy Dennis is a field ornithologist and wildlife consultant. He has worked in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland since 1959, most notably on the conservation of rare birds, ecological restoration and the reintroduction of lost species, such as Osprey, White-tailed Eagle and Red Kite.


Roy was awarded a MBE for services to nature conservation in Scotland in 1992 and in 2004 was voted the RSPB Golden Eagle Award winner for the person who had done most for nature conservation in Scotland in the last 100 years.


Roy is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster and is currently working on a book titled Restoring the Wild about the many reintroduction projects he has been involved with, due for publication with William Collins in June 2020, as well as a collection of essays titled Cottongrass Summer, due for publication with Saraband in July 2020.