Our current knowledge of the diversity of fungi found in the Outer Hebrides (Watsonian Vice-County 110) is largely based on the work of visiting professional and amateur mycologists. The species illustrated and described on this website have been recorded and photographed by Chris Johnson, a resident, amateur mycologist.
Records of fungi observed in the islands should be forwarded to Outer Hebrides Biological Recording. Full details are available on the OHBR website. Records of fungi submitted to OHBR are made publicly available via the National Biodiversity Network Gateway.
Our knowledge of the diversity of fungal species and their distribution in the archipelago is still very patchy. The information currently available tends to reflect the interests of visiting mycologists and the sites they have visited rather than the status of the various groups of fungi within the islands. Distribution maps based on records from various sources, including OHBR, are available on the NBN Gateway, however the information is incomplete and the data should be interpreted with care.