Tayside and Central Scotland

Bo'ness garden welcomes a rare visitor from England

Holly Blue butterfly
Image caption A Holly Blue butterfly like this one was spotted in a Bo'ness garden this summer

A rare butterfly usually only seen in England has been spotted for the first time in Scotland.

Falkirk Council said the Holly Blue made its first recorded visit this summer to a garden in Bo'ness.

Records suggest that this species is slowly moving northwards, however it is still a bit of a novelty in Scotland.

Another infrequent visitor, the Comma butterfly, was also been seen in the Carronshore area after being spotted for the first time last year.

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