We are looking forward to returning to the Atholl Palace Hotel for this year’s conference and AGM.

The full weekend programme will take place from the Saturday through Sunday morning. Both a residential option (including dinner and accommodation on the Saturday) and day delegate tickets will be available. Although not included in the residential fee, delegates will have access to a preferential room rate if they wish to independently book in to stay at the hotel on the Friday evening.

Details on how to book will be posted here in due course.

PROGRAMME

0900
Organised outings

1200
Exhibitor stands open

1230-1355
Registration & Buffet Lunch

1400
Welcome and Introduction

1405
Migration – Prof Ian Newton

1455
Impact of time on bird conservation value at improved former industrial sites in Scotland – Lucy Purbrick, Zoology undergrad, Edinburgh University; followed by talk by PhD student (speaker to be confirmed)

1520
Tea/coffee break

1550
Gardening for birds and other wildlife – Green-fingered George

1620
How science can underpin more effective bird conservation outcomes – Prof Jeremy Wilson, RSPB

1700
Summing up

1705
AGM, Branch Awards and Fellowship Awards

1800-1915
SOC/BTO Young birders’ networking session

1930
Conference Dinner

2100-0000
Ceilidh

0730-1000
Breakfast – Residential delegates

0845-0925
Registration – Day delegates

0930
Workshop - session A

1000
Workshop - session B

1030
Workshop - session C

1100
Tea/coffee break

1120
Seabird Counts – Daisy Burnell, JNCC

1200
How taking part in long-term monitoring supports bird conservation – Dr Chris Wernham, BTO/SOC Vice-President (Birding & Science)

1240
Summing up

1245
Raffle Draw

1255
Close of conference

1300
Lunch