Event: Scottish Bat Worker's Conference

Bat Conservation Trust

Saturday 17th November 2018

www.bats.org.uk eferrell@bats.org.uk Liz Ferrell

Cost: £45

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Registration opens at 9:00 and the event closes at 17:30. Talks start at 10:00.

Provisional Programme

The programme is being finalised but talks will include;

  • Liz Ferrell, BCT Scottish Officer Opening and Welcome
  • Carol Williams, BCT Head of Conservation Update from BCT
  • John Haddow, Central Scotland Bat Group Spotlight on bat groups: Luci (Leisler) reveals all!
  • Bat Mitigation Projects, Soapbox session 
  • Jo Ferguson, Built Environment Officer Bats and Lighting research overview
  • Katie Barr – Undergraduate student at the University of Aberdeen Nathusius pipistrelle population status in North East Scotland 
  • North East Scotland Bat Group Spotlight on bat groups: Nathusius trapping surveys
  • Philip Briggs, Monitoring Manager NBMP update
  • Jo King, Loch Lomond Bat Group Spotlight on bat groups: Noctule at Culzean Castle  
  • Loch Lomond Bat Group Spotlight on bat groups: Woodland surveys
  • Further research talks TBC 


Workshops last up to 90 minutes. Delegates will be able to choose one option from the following:

  • Advanced Sound Analysis
  • An Introduction to Kaleidoscope Viewer (free version) Sound Analysis Software
  • Bats and Licensing - all you ever wanted to know but were too afraid to ask...
  • BCT's "Bearing Witness for Wildlife" project - A Scottish Perspective 
  • Encouraging bats and other wildlife into gardens and green spaces
  • Safeguarding for bat groups
  • Surveying bats in buildings
  • Using Audiomoth recorders for static bat surveys

The Scottish Bat Conference 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.

Book your place here.

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