Scroll down to find out more about conferences and workshops in 2019 and to download the latest *NEW* Scottish Newsletter.

Download the Scottish Officer's Annual Report 2018 and the 2018 Annual Reports from County Recorders across Scotland - and you can still access the 2017 Annual Reports - just click on the links!

Scottish Field Meetings - 2019

We have a great field meeting program this year!  Click on the link to download a full list of all the 2019 Scottish Field Meetings. Everyone is welcome - whether BSBI member or not! It's a great way to improve your Id skills, meet fellow botanists and contribute to our Atlas 2020 project in Scotland - which needs all the help it can get in its final field season! (There are several long weekend meetings and you are welcome to book for one, two or all three days.)

BSBI Scottish Spring Conferences 2019

Two Spring Conferences were held in April 2019 in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. See our Scottish Conferences page for details and many of the presentations. We would particularly recommend taking a look at the presentation on how BSBI members can help in the final year of Atlas 2020.

BSBI Workshop on Identifying Plant Families

There will be a Workshop on Identifying Plant Families at Mar Lodge, near Braemar on Saturday the 15 June 2019. The workshop is 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. There will also be a follow-up day in the field especially for workshop participants (and anyone else interested in improving their field skills) on Sunday the 16 June in Braemar. Click the link for more information and to book.

Scottish Botanists' Conference 2019

The 2019 Scottish Botanists' Conference will take place on Saturday 2 November at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. We are currently planning another packed and exciting day of botanical talks, workshops, exhibits and posters. Everone interested in Scottish Botany is welcome! Watch this space for further information...

Scottish Botanists' Conference 2018

The 2018 Scottish Botanists' Conference was held on Saturday 3rd November at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Head over to the conference webpage to view the programme, pdfs of all the talks, a virtual exhibition and abstracts.

BSBI Workshops on Identifying Common Grasses & Sedges

We are planning two workshops on Identifying Common Grass species. The first is on the 16 June 2019 at Boreland Village Hall, near Lockerbie, Dumfries and the second is at the University of Stirling on the 6 July. There is also a workshop on Identifying Common Sedge species at Mugdock Country Park, near Milngavie on the 20 July 2019. These workshops are a great way to improve your identification skills if you are a beginner with grasses and sedges. Click on the links for more information and to book.

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.

Introduction to Recording Workshop

Eight members participated in a one-day Introduction to Recording workshop that was held at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on Saturday 19 May 2018. The  programme focused on the practicalities of recording and included sessions on:

Scottish Officer

Jim McIntosh.

Address: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR


Phone: 0131 248 2894

Twitter: @BSBIScotland

Scottish Newsletter

The 2019 issue of the Scottish Newsletter has been published. Click on the link to view or download the Scottish Newsletter No. 41, 2019 or visit our new Scottish Newsletter webpage where you can find all back issues since 1979.

Scottish Local Groups

Many groups organise botanical field meetings across Scotland.

Here is a selection:

Natural History Societies in Scotland in Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh, Paisley, Berwick and Lochaber also arrange field meeting programs that usually include some botany or botanical outings.

New Year Plant Hunt 2019

To find out which plants were spotted in bloom in Scotland during the 2019 New Year Plant Hunt, check out the map on the Results page and the New Year Plant Hunt Twitter feed here. Many thanks to all Scottish recorders who took part!