Annual Conference



Scottish Badgers annual conference is the only specialist badger conference in Scotland and draws speakers, members and guests, from all over the UK. If you have a professional or personal interest in badgers, their biology, ecology and welfare this event is not to be missed.

In past years our conference has taken place in September at Oatridge Agricultural College, Broxburn, West Lothian. In 2017 we will be making a change and the conference and A.G.M. will take place on the 7th of October and the venue is the Balmoral Suite, Queen's Hotel, 105 Leonard St, Perth PH2 8HB. This excellent site is just two minutes walk from both Perth railway station and bus station. There is also extensive parking on site. As well as being readily accessible by public transport Perth is fairly centrally located on Scotland's trunk road system and we hope this will make it easier for many more of our members to attend for the day. For those who need to stay overnight Perth has a wide selection of accomodation to suit most budgets.

    Scottish Badgers Annual Conference 2017 Programme

                        Saturday 7th  October 2017    09:30 until 16:30

        Balmoral Suite, Queen’s Hotel, 105 Leonard Street, Perth PH2 8HB


09.30  Tea & Coffee

10.00  Welcome and Introduction: Eddie Palmer, Chairman of Scottish Badgers

10.10  Report on Badgers in the Landscape H.L.F. Project: Catherine Cumming

10.30  Species Protection Co-ordinator’s Report: Emily Platt

10.50  Update on the new Incident Reporting Form: Andy Riches & Eddie Palmer

11.10  Coffee Break

11.30  Badgers, Beavers & Biodiversity: Sir John Lister-Kaye

12.45  AGM and lunch

14.00  Report on the Arran DNA Project Hannah Dugdale

14.30  Update from the S.S.P.C.A.

15.00  Tea Break

15.30  People and Wildlife: Allan Bantick

15.45  Clyde Corridor Badger Survey: John Darbyshire & Laurie Tierney

16.30  Conference closes

Tickets (Buffet lunch included) £40 for Members and £70 for non-members.

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Past Conferences

The 2016 conference.


The 2015 conference.






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Available between 09:00 and 17:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ONLY

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