Scottish Bat Worker's Conference

Scottish Bat Worker's Conference

Upcoming conference: Saturday 7 November 2020 - SAVE THE DATE!

More details to follow in due course

The Scottish Bat Worker's 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.

Confirmed talks and workshops so far

Last year's programme

  • An update on the work of the Bat Conservation Trust – Kit Stoner, BCT CEO
  • Retaining, Recycling and Recreating Arboreal Bat Roosts in Trees – Davy Whyte, TD Tree & Land Services Ltd
  • What High Definition Thermal Imaging Reveals About Bats – Ian Baker
  • The Threave Whiskered Bat Citizen Science Project: Knowledge gained and lessons learnt! - Lindsay Mackinlay, Parnassus Ecology
  • Spotlight on Bat Groups – Joanne King, Loch Lomond Bat Group
  • The silence of the bats: an acoustic survey in the Highlands – Elizabeth Harwood, Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • The Role of Bat Care in Bat Conservation– Gail Armstrong, North Lancashire Bat Group
  • Scottish Leisler’s Bat Project 2019 update –– John Haddow, Central Scotland Bat Group
  • Spotlight on Bat Groups – Natalie Todman, Lothians Bat Group
  • Batman and Rabies - Tracey Jolliffe, Fife and Kinross Bat Group
  • Pete Guest Award winner – Gail Armstrong


Workshops lasted up to 90 minutes. Delegates were able to choose one option from the following:

  • QGIS for bat groups, Steve Roe FULLY BOOKED
  • Overview of the latest Titley equipment, Andrew Dobson
  • Kaleidoscope and the new Wildlife Acoustics detector, Paul Howden-Leach
  • How to lead a bat walk, Naomi Webster
  • Is that a bat? Neil Middleton FULLY BOOKED
  • Introduction to surveying trees for bats, TD Tree and Land Services Ltd. FULLY BOOKED
  • Arts and Craft - Needle felting, Gwen Dean

Displays, sales tables and raffle

There were displays, posters and sales tables which delegates can visit during registration and breaks. Donations to the raffle are welcome.

The 2019 Scottish Bat Worker's Conference was sponsored by Highland Titles Ltd and Wildlife Acoustics

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