Scroll down to find out more about conferences and workshops in 2018 and *NEW* to download the Scottish Newsletter for 2018.
*NEW* Download the Scottish Officer's Annual Report for 2017 and the 2017 Annual Reports from County Recorders across Scotland - and you can still access the 2016 Annual Reports - just click on the links!
Scottish Botanists' Conference 2018
*NEW* Bookings have now closed for the 2018 Scottish Botanists' Conference which will be held on Saturday 3rd November at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Head over to the conference webpage to view the programme and abstracts of all the exhibits. The conference will be the largest ever gathering of botanists in Scotland. Follow the action on Twitter using the conference hashtag #ScotBotanistsConf
The Scottish Botanists Conference was formerly known as the Scottish Annual Meeting. In 2018, it was re-branded to broaden its appeal to members of BSBI/ BSS and also to non-members.
Introduction to Recording Workshop
BSBI Workshops on Identifying Plant Families
Twenty-eight people enjoyed two very successful one-day workshops in Dumfries and Aberdeen in May 2018. The workshops aim to help beginners and improvers identify plant families and plant species. We also arranged two follow-up field days especially for workshop participants (and anyone else interested in improving their field skills) at St Cyrus National Nature Reserve, near Montrose and at Ballinluig, near Pitlochry later on in summer. Plans are afoot for similar workshops and follow-up days in 2019. Watch this space!
BSBI Workshop on Identifying Common Grasses & Sedges
We held a great introduction to identifying common grass species at Mugdock Country Park, near Milngavie in June. Fourteen grass beginners enjoyed the workshop which was spent half in the classroom and half in the field. We don't plan to repeat this workshop in 2019 (but maybe 2020). Instead we are planning a similar workshop providing an introduction to common sedges - for sedge beginners! Watch this space.
BSBI Scottish Recording Conferences 2018
We held two one-day recording conferences for recorders and members in 2018. They were on the 14th April at RBGE and on the 28th April at Strathpeffer. The same programme was repeated (more or less) so folk could choose whichever was more convenient. For further information and many of the talks see the Scottish Conferences page.
Scottish Field Meetings - 2018
Click on the link to download a full list of all the Scottish Field Meetings for 2018. Many of them aim to improve Atlas 2020 coverage in Scotland so we’d be really pleased if Scottish botanists (whether members or not) would give the programme their full support! Several are targeted at beginners and improvers – and again we’d welcome both members and non-members.
BSBI / BSS Scottish Annual Meeting 2017
The 2017 Scottish Annual Meeting was held on Saturday 4th November at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. We had 150 participate in a packed and exciting day of botanical talks, workshops, exhibits and posters.
The exhibition abstracts and the presentations are on the Scottish Annual Meeting page as pdfs. Take a look!
Judging of the 2017 BSBI Photographic Competition also took place at the Scottish Annual Meeting - images and more info here.
Scottish Local Groups
Many groups organise botanical field meetings across Scotland.
Here is a selection:
- Dumfriesshire run by Chris Miles
- Kirkcudbrightshire run by David Hawker
- Lanarkshire run by Michael Philip
- Perthshire - Perthshire Society of Natural Sciences
- Highlands - Inverness Botany Group
- Moray run by Ian Green
In pdf format, right-click to download. If you do not have a pdf reader try Adobe.