Data Search for Consultants

Desk Study Service for Data Searches

For nearly twenty years Scottish Badgers has been collating badger records and we currently hold over 13,000 records of road kills and in excess of 9,200 other records relating to setts and live sightings from around Scotland. Although this information is highly sensitive and therefore is not widely disseminated we do provide a data search service where, after vetting, this information can be passed on to interested parties who have an appropriate need to know about the presence of badgers in a particular area.

Applicants should be aware that there is a basic £100 administration fee chargeable whether data is found or not.  This would cover a search of a single national grid square plus a 1 kilometre buffer around that square. A search with a 2 kilometre buffer would be £200 and one with a 3 kilometre buffer £300. We can carry out larger data searches and are happy to quote a fee for doing so on a case by case basis.

For further details or to request a search contact us at


Training Courses

We offer a wide range of training opportunities, from general badger awareness courses for beginners to tailored courses for professionals.

Developing a skilled network of volunteers and professionals is very much at the heart of our work. Our Registered Badger Worker Training Scheme is designed to equip amateur enthusiasts and professional ecologists with the knowledge and skills required to address a wide range of badger issues.

Please see our What's On and News pages for deails of forthcoming courses.

Level One Registered Badger Worker Course

The starting point is our Level One training scheme, which has now trained over sixty people from across Scotland in basic badger awareness and field survey techniques.

The course runs over two days with half a day theory and the remainder practical training in the field. Thereafter regular outings with an experienced surveyor will ensure that you are well prepared for the assessment. It usually takes a year to qualify and the course costs £120.00 for non-members, which includes one year's membership. Pre-existing members pay £100.00.

For a document containing more details click here

For a booking form click here

If you have any questions email us at

Level Two Registered Badger Worker Courses

Our Level Two training courses provide more in-depth training in a number of specialist topics:

Badger Problems

Leading and Managing Groups in Outdoor Situations

Media and Lobbying

Basic Wildlife Crime Course

Scrub Clearance Around Badger Setts

Badgers and Forestry

Badgers and Licensing

Badgers and Mitigation

Wildlife Scenes of Crime Course

For a booking form click here

These courses are also available to non-members. To find out more please e mail our Training Co-ordinator at

Specialist Training for Law Enforcement

Scottish Badgers provides specialist training for Police Wildlife Crime Officers, S.S.P.C.A Investigators and C.O.P.F.S. throughout Scotland with regard to badgers. This nationally recognised training is provided free of charge as part of our commitment to combating badger crime. For bookings please contact

Tailored Courses

We provide specialist training for groups, companies and organisations.  Our "Badgers and Forestry" course sets the industry standard. If you do not see the course you want above and would like to discuss your specific requirements then please contact our Training Co-ordinator at







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

Available Monday to Friday

Operations 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 and web presence:


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