BSBI / BSS Scottish Annual Meeting

5th November at SNH Battleby Conference Centre, Perth.

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Everyone welcome.

PROGRAMME (Subject to change)

08.30 Exhibitors & organisers setting up

09.15 General Arrival – tea & coffee while viewing exhibits

10.15 Welcome & Introduction – John Faulkner, BSBI President

10.25 The BSBI Scottish Year – Robin Payne, BSBI Scottish Chair

10.50 The BSS Report – John Grace, BSS President

11.00 Morning coffee & tea

11.30 Atlas 2020 – Progress Report – Jim McIntosh, BSBI Scottish Officer

11.45 Atlas Recording in the Cairngorm National Park – Andy Amphlett, BSBI Recorder for Banff

12.00 Buffer Lunch and view exhibits

13.00 Mini-workshops – choice of:

  • Distinguishing Scaly Male-ferns, Fred Rumsey
  • An Introduction to Sedges, Chris Metherell
  • An Introduction to Stoneworts, Claudia Ferguson-Smyth
  • Microscope techniques, Sandy Edwards & Jay McKinnon
  • Identifying Bents (Agrostis), Arthur Copping
  • BSBI Review, Jane Houldsworth & John Faulkner

14.00 Afternoon short talk session

14.00 How I became a botanist – Michael Braithwaite, BSBI Recorder emeritus BSBI

14.15 The sunny sides of summits – Jay Mackinnon, Edinburgh Napier University

14.30 A year in the life of a Scottish Recorder, Stephen Bungard, BSBI Recorder Skye, Raasay & the Small Isles

14.45 The biggest problems in European fern taxonomy? – Fred Rumsey, NHM & BPS President

15.00 Afternoon tea/coffee

15.30 Mini-workshops – repeat of above selection

16.30 Question & Answer session – a chance to have your say!

17.00 Main talk: Aliens in the British Flora, Professor Mick Crawley

18.00 Photographic Competition Results & Close

18.15 Conference Dinner – in the foyer

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