The course will look at how and when to apply for a bat development licence (Scotland), writing a Species Protection Plan, potential impacts to bats and mitigation and compensation options. Various development types will be considered including buildings, new roads and wind farms. There will be examples of case studies and participants will be encouraged to take part in group discussion with their own examples.


The course will look at when and how a derogation licence can be obtained, primarily looking at the licensing process in Scotland. Potential impacts that could affect bats will be discussed including roost destruction, roost disturbance and other impacts will be considered such as loss of foraging and collision impacts.

Various mitigation and compensation options will be reviewed. There will be discussion on best practice methods of working for roost destruction and exclusions. The course should enable delegates to prepare licence applications and bat Species Protection Plans with more confidence. Examples will be primarily of Scottish bat species.

The course will be classroom based. Opportunity will be given for questions and discussion. Advice on further reading and key references will be given.

Who Should Attend?

The course is suitable for consultants, planners, environmental managers, developers and planners.

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Prior Knowledge

Delegates should have some experience of bats or bat survey, or have attended the Introduction to Bats and Bat Survey training.

Learning Outcomes

  • Increased knowledge of legislation and licensing relating to bats (Scotland)
  • Increased knowledge of potential impacts to bats
  • Increased knowledge of bat mitigation and compensation options
  • Increased awareness of examples of bat mitigation and compensation


Course fee includes refreshments throughout the day. Please bring your own packed lunch.

Start Date/Time Thursday 7th November 2019 at 10:00am
End Date/Time Thursday 7th November 2019 at 5:30pm

Cathedral Halls The Cross Dunblane FK15 0AQ

FK15 0AQ

Cost £180.00
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Organiser CIEEM