Join Scottish Badgers

Why become a Member?

Scottish Badgers is the only charity working in Scotland to protect badgers, their setts and natural habitats.

Every year thousands of badgers are killed on our roads. We collect records and encourage local councils and Transport Scotland to install mitigation to reduce badger road deaths and avoid accidents to road users.

Badger baiting is still rife in many parts of the country in spite of being banned since 1835. We work with Police Scotland and the SSPCA to gather intelligence and target and report offenders. We provide expert witnesses to assist the police, SSPCA, COPFS and the courts when dealing with badger crime.

We provide advice to members of the public, councils and professionals in the forestry, ecological and land management sectors in relation to badgers.

We run a nationally recognised training system. This delivers courses from "Badgers for Beginners" through our Level 1 Registered Badger Worker scheme, to our advanced Level 2 courses for ecological professionals.

We run school projects that enable children to visit, study and monitor their local badger setts, producing high quality film, poetry and prose about these enigmatic animals. We present the "David Stephen Memorial Award" to the school that produces the best work each year.

Our "Badgers in the Landscape" project in South Lanarkshire aims to encourage local groups to locate and monitor their local badger setts so as better to protect them.

We work with MSPs and MPs to raise concerns regarding planning, criminal and ecological legislation with both the Scottish and UK governments.

We provide telephone advice and site visits for members of the public experiencing problems with badgers.

We run a Sett Monitoring Scheme that encourages people to keep an eye on their local badger setts and provides them with information and advice on how to do so.

We do all this with one full time Project Officer, one part time Species Protection Coordinator and a small team of very active and dedicated volunteers.

Benefits of Membership

Membership of Scottish Badgers costs just £20 per year. By joining us you will get access to our excellent training scheme, reduced rates at our annual conference, the opportunity to take part in surveys, our quarterly newsletter and the knowledge that you are helping us to protect this shy, retiring and heavily persecuted species.

How to Join

**Please note that you will recieve a link to download a Member's pack as soon as you have paid but all membership applications are subject to approval by the trustees. You will be notified as soon as possible if your application is rejected. **

Gift Aid - Allow us to do more with your money...

Scottish Badgers is registered for Gift Aid so we can claim back 25p for every £1 you donate to us if you are a U.K. tax payer. This even applies to membership fees, boosting the value of your donation by a quarter.

Please complete the Gift Aid form and return to Scottish Badgers, c/o the Secretary, Hillhead Farmhouse, North Mains of Kinnettles, Forfar, Angus DD8 1XF or by e-mail to

Gift Membership

Why not buy a gift membership for a friend or relative. You can give an ongoing membership, which is automatically renewed annually, or you can give a one-off, annual membership as a taster of what we have to offer! You can also sponsor a student’s gift membership in memory of a loved one.

By Post. If you prefer, download the leaflet,/userfiles/file/donations/Gift-membership-23092014.pdf fill it in and send it together with a cheque (payable to Scottish Badgers) to the following address:- Scottish Badgers Membership, North Mains of Kinnettles, Forfar, Angus. DD8 1XF

 Online. If you give a gift membership using the online button please make sure you enter the name and address details of the person you wish to give the membership to in the "Add special instructions to recipient" box at the Paypal site.

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MembershipCostDescriptionPayment Type

Households of two or more interested persons.

Family - Gift Membership£25.00

Anyone actively involved in or interested in supporting the work of Scottish Badgers. (Reduced rates for Conference and courses).

Individual - Gift Membership£20.00


For issues related to badger crime, legislation, planning, mitigation, data searches and to log badger records:

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

Species Protection Co-ordinator

T: 07866 844232


For matters relating to our Badgers in the Landscape - Community Building for Wildlife project:

Project Officer

T: 07565 813401


For training, web presence and general enquiries:

T: 07792 142446, 07570 915630 or 07973 273536



Scottish Badgers (SCIO) Charity Number SCO34297.