News and events

Find out what biodiversity training courses, conferences and events are coming up and how to get involved.


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The Scottish Biodiversity Strategy Stakeholder Conference and Biodiversity Science Conference are held annually.  Find out when they were most recently held and when the next events are below.

If you want to get involved, check out the following upcoming events:

  • Scottish Bat Workers Conference
    This conference, run by the Bat Conservation Trust, takes place in Aberdeen on 17 November 2018 and is open to anyone with an interest in bats.  Attending the conference is a great way to update your bat knowledge, practical skills and to network.  There are workshops for those with a general as well as professional interest and lots of updates on what is currently happening in the bat world. Further information and booking is via
  • NESBReC - Camera Trapping for Mammal Recording
    Due to the popularity of a similar workshop in March this year, NESBReC is holding another Camera Trapping for Mammal Recording event in Aberdeen on Wednesday 5th December 2018, 12.30-3.30pm.  This is a good opportunity to find out more about how you could be using camera traps to record wildlife and mammals in particular.  The event is free to attend but booking a place is essential - contact to book your place.  Children must be accompanied by an adult and no dogs, please.

Volunteer opportunities

Discover all you need to know about volunteering outdoors.  The following offer great opportunities for volunteering in Scotland:

Biodiversity conferences

Scottish Biodiversity Strategy Stakeholders' Conference

This event is held annually.  It was most recently held on 6 June 2018 at the Battleby Conference Centre, Perth.

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Biodiversity Science Conference

The Biodiversity Science Conference is held every 12-18 months.  It was most recently held on 9 November 2016 at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.  The theme was 'Connecting People and Environment'.  Summaries and presentations from the conference.

The next conference will take place in November 2018 at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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