Scotland

Rare Plant Registers for Scotland

*NEW* Rare Plant Registers have been published this year for Ayrshire and for Dumfriesshire and can be downloaded from this page

BSBI / BSS Scottish Annual Meeting 2016

Just over 110 members enjoyed a packed day of talks, workshops, exhibits and meeting friends at the Scottish Annual Meeting at Battleby Conference Centre, Perth on the 5th November.

For a full report of the meeting, complete with pdf versions of the presentations, exhibit abstracts and workshop handouts please see our new Scottish Annual Meeting page.

BSBI / BSS Scottish Annual Meeting 2017

The 2017 Scottish Annual Meeting will be on Saturday 4th November.  The venue is likely to be the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: this will be confirmed shortly. Watch out for further information here or the flyer with the September BSBI News.

BSBI Scottish Recording Conference 2017

The next BSBI Scottish Recording Conference will be over the weekend of the 10-12 March 2017, based at FSC Kindrogan.  Further details will shortly appear on the Scottish Conferences page

BSBI / Plantlife Identifying Plant Families Workshops

Three workshops were held across Scotland in 2016. Fifty five beginners attended in total and the feedback we got was very encouraging. The exact dates and venues for 2017 have not been finalised yet but there will be two workshops in May, in Glasgow and Ayrshire, and – by popular request – a new one on grasses for beginners which will be held in Edinburgh in July. There will also be two field meetings especially for workshop participants and other beginners/improvers.

Beginners are welcome to attend these workshops which aim to teach how to identify wild flowers through recognising their families. The workshops also help to build confidence in using identifications keys.  

These highly acclaimed workshops are led by Dr Faith Anstey, assisted by BSBI tutors, and consist of a Saturday morning in the classroom and much of the afternoon out in the field. 

Further details will be posted on this page as soon as they are available. Meanwhile, you can read an account of a Plant Families Workshop here