Scottish Bat Workers' Conference

Scottish Bat Workers' Conference

Date of next conference: Saturday 06 March 2021 - online!

Due to continuing Government restrictions around COVID-19, we will be running this conference online. We hope you will be able to join us from the comfort of your own home.

Bookings now open!

Scottish Bat Workers' Conference

The Scottish conference provides an opportunity for volunteer and professional bat workers across Scotland to spend time together: updating their knowledge, sharing best practice, developing their skills and catching up on the latest 'bat chat'.

The day will include spotlight talks from various bat groups across Scotland, longer talks on projects or sharing new knowledge and research talks. There is a regional priorities discussion session at the end of the day, usually chaired by one of BCT's Trustees, providing a forum for bat worker's to share questions, successes and priorities for bat work in Scotland.

The online delegate rate is £25 for members of BCT and Partner Bat Groups and £30 for non-members.

Why not treat a friend or family member by getting them a gift voucher worth £25 for this event. Buy the voucher here!

Interested in co-sponsoring or being part of the virtual exhibition? Email to discuss the opportunities.

Provisional programme (list is added to as speakers confirmed)

  • An update on the work of the Bat Conservation Trust – Joe Nunez-Mino, BCT Director of Communications and Fundraising
  • Introducing the Species on the Edge Project – Rachael Cooper-Bohannon, Project Development Officer, BCT
  • British Bat Survey and Audiomoth update – Katherine Boughey
  • Research talk on bats and diseases- Dr Daniel Streicker, University of Glasgow
  • Thermal Imaging: What most ecologists don't know they need to know - Dr Kayleigh Fawcett Williams, Wildlifetek
  • Whitmuir Bat Project - David Dodds, David Dodds Associates Ltd
  • Trossachs Bat ringing project. Katy Anderson. Forestry and Land Scotland.
  • Spotlight on Bat Groups – variety of 5 min talks from some of Scotland's volunteer bat groups

There will also be a number of virtual exhibition stands to browse through our Event app and lots of bat workers to network with in online chat during the breaks.


Arrival from 9:30am

9:45am - Welcome

4:00pm - Finish


This will be an online event using Zoom. Full details of how to attend will be provided to delegates ahead of the day.

Scottish Bat Workers' Conference

Co-sponsors: Lotek, Titley Scientific and Wildlife Acoustics

We are grateful to our event co-sponsors Lotek, Titley Scientific and Wildlife Acoustics

If you have any questions about the conference please email our Training and Conferences Manager on

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