Scottish Botanists' Conference 2019
The 2019 Scottish Botanists' Conference took place on Saturday 2nd November at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. We had a record attendance of 200 at an exciting day of botanical talks, workshops, exhibits, posters, the BSBI Scottish AGM and meeting people. Our main speaker was Prof Richard Crawford who gave a talk Plants at the margin in a changing climate. Click Scottish Botanists' Conference for details, including the programme, presentations, abstracts and a virtual exhibition.
Scottish Field Meetings - 2019
We had a great field meeting program this year! Click on the link to download the full list of the 2019 Scottish Field Meetings. Field meeting reports will be published in the 2020 Yearbook. Next year's program will be posted here and in the Yearbook. Remember everyone is welcome on BSBI field meetings - whether BSBI member or not - AND it's a great way to improve your Id skills and meet fellow botanists.
BSBI Scottish Spring Conferences 2019
BSBI Workshops on Identifying Common Grasses & Sedges
We held two workshops on Identifying Common Grass species at Dumfries in June and at the University of Stirling in July, and a workshop on Identifying Common Sedge species at Mugdock Country Park in July. These workshops were all very popular and judging from the feedback much enjoyed and appreciated. We plan to repeat these workshops in other parts of Scotland in 2020. Details will be posted here in March.
BSBI Workshop on Identifying Plant Families
We held a Workshop on Identifying Plant Families at Mar Lodge, near Braemar in June 2019. The workshop was the latest in a series we have been running for over five years now that aims to help beginners and improvers identify plant families and species.
Introduction to Recording Workshop
Address: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR
Phone: 0131 248 2894
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
- East Lothian run by Marion Moir
- West Lothian run by Jay Mackinnon
- Fife run by Sandy Edwards
- Perthshire - Perthshire Society of Natural Sciences
- Moray run by Ian Green
- Highlands - Inverness Botany Group
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.