Annual Conference and AGM

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.

The 2020 Conference, Saturday 10th October - going virtual!

Due to the current circumstances surrounding the pandemic, we’ve decided to stay safe and move this year’s get-together completely ONLINE! Although we’re disappointed that we won’t be able to see everyone in person this year, we’re hopeful that the shift to a virtual format will mean that our conference will be more accessible than ever before – let’s make it our biggest one yet! There will be a morning and an afternoon session. Register for free and tune in for the morning, afternoon or full day!

Here's what to expect:

Morning Session, 10am - 12noon

Meet IFAW Award winning Debbie Bailey - wildlife rehabilitator, expert witness and coordinator of the Derbyshire Badger Vaccination Project.

Hear from Alex Koscielski from Siemens Rail Automation on community responsibility in their work, and their involvement in our Earn Your Stripes project.

Plus videos on Animation Activism and more ...

Afternoon Session, 2pm - 4pm

Learn the most up-to-date information on badger behaviour around farmland and forestry with Enda Mullen from the National Parks and Wildlife Service in Ireland.

Hear from Michael McCaskill, MRes student from the University of Glasgow, as he presents the results of his groundbreaking research into the spatial distribution and temporal use of above-ground badger nests in central Scotland.

Plus our Badger Bytes videos on badger tracks, trails and signs ...

Tickets are available through Eventbrite. It’s FREE to register, with a suggested donation of £10 for a half-day and £20 for the full day. Don’t worry if you’ve never joined in on a virtual conference or event before – we’ll talk you through everything you need to do!

We look forward to seeing you there!


Virtual AGM, 7pm Thursday 15th October 2020

Due to a packed schedule for our conference, the decision has been made to hold our AGM on a separate day. This will be for current members only, so please email our Secretary Ellie by Monday 12th October with your full name and address to receive the agenda and log on instructions. The meeting will be held via Zoom.


Past Conferences

The 2018 Conference



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