We prefer records to be send to us by e-mail. To minimise transcription errors, recorders are encouraged to enter their records into a spreadsheet or to use biological recording software such as MapMate or Recorder. This makes the process of incorporating your records into the Outer Hebrides Biological Records database much easier and reduces the risk of errors. We accept records in the following formats:

  • Excel (xls or xlsx) spreadsheets
  • Text delimited files e.g. csv files
  • Recorder 6 export files
  • MapMate export files
  • If you have records in another format please contact us.

An Excel spreadsheet template, recording forms and Guidance Notes can be downloaded from the Documents section of this website.

A new on-line recording form is under-development and will be available later this year.