150 people participated in this year's Scottish Botanists’ Conference, held at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on 5 November. Click the link for recordings of the talks & more...
Jim McIntosh retired in December 2022 after 18 years as BSBI Scottish Officer - we thank him and wish him well.
*NEW* We now have a County page for all Scottish Counties! They are a great source of information on local botany including local groups, field meetings, checklists, floras, Rare Plant Registers, reports and more. See the local botany page.
*UPDATED* Get involved with our project to refind and re-record rare plant populations in Scotland - the Scottish HectAd Rare Plant Project!
Matt Harding takes over from Jim McIntosh as Scotland Officer in December 2022.
Address: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR
Email: [email protected]
Every year we ask County Recorders to summarise the most interesting and exciting news from their Counties in less than 250 words. You can see a collation of their 2021 reports in the Scottish Newsletter above, and individual reports appear on County pages with additional photographs and links. Previous years' reports can be seen below.
All three of our beginners' workshops in 2022 were fully booked and we had great feedback from participants. We held one on sedges on the 18 June in Dumfries, one on Grasses on the 25 June in Hamilton and a Daisy family workshop on the 6th August in Fife. We are currently hatching plans for more workshops in 2023.
Scottish Local Groups
Get in touch with your local network or group to find out about local botanical field meetings:
- Dumfriesshire run by Chris Miles
- East Lothian - Marion Moir
- Fife - Sandy Edwards
- Highlands - Inverness Botany Group
- Kirkcudbrightshire - David Hawker
- Lanarkshire - Michael Philip
- Moray - Ian Green
- Perthshire - Perthshire Society of Natural Sciences
- North Ebudes - Skye Botany Group - Stephen Bungard
- Renfrewshire - Michael Philip
- Dunbartonshire area - Michael Philip
- West Lothian - Jay Mackinnon
Fern Field Meetings
All BSBI members are very welcome to participate in the British Pteridological Society's Scottish meetings. Click the link to see the programme and get in touch with the BPS leaders, if interested.