Seeking citizen scientists north of the Central Belt in Scotland


Jennifer Shelton


Thu, 21/02/2019 (All day) - Thu, 21/03/2019 (All day)

Please follow this link to see why, and how to participate

Student Field Work Awards

Two awards were granted in 2018. Robert Engstrom of Napier University received an award for field work on the control of Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), and Maude Grenier-de Sigley of Edinburgh University received a award to support residential field work training at Kindrogan.

Student dissertation prize 2018

The winner of the 2018 prize was Seth Ratcliffe (SRUC, RBGE and University of Glasgow) for his dissertation entitled 'Assessing epiphytic lichen diversity at a whole-tree scale in Edinburgh’s urban Acer pseudoplatanus'. The abstract of his thesis and those of the runners up will be published in the next BSS News (March 2019)

The deadline for 2019 applications is July 1st.

Urban Flora Update

Read about the recent work of our Urban Flora recorders here

Renewal of BSS membership


Mon, 01/10/2018 (All day) - Sat, 01/12/2018 (All day)

Annual membership subscriptions are due on 1st October 2018 for all members except those who have joined us since 1st April 2018. If you already pay by Bankers Order, your membership should renew automatically, if you pay by paypal please renew online at

BSS News - next deadline 15th January 2019

The editors of the BSS News would welcome submissions for the next edition - deadline is 15th January 2019. See for further details.

Extra Field Meeting - Water of Leith - Wed Aug 1st


Bonnington to Victoria Bridge


Natalie Harmsworth (TWIC)


Wed, 01/08/2018 - 17:30

Site details: Urban section of the Water of Leith between Bonnington Bridge and Victoria Bridge in the north of the city of Edinburgh.

Leader: Natalie Harmsworth, email:, tel: 07833019493

BSS AGM 17th May 2018


Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


Dr Brian Ballinger


Thu, 17/05/2018 - 19:00

The AGM will be held immediately after the lecture on 17th May.

Following the notice in the March 2018 BSS News, requesting nominations to BSS Council and explaining the procedure for this year’s AGM, we have received no formal nominations from members.

BSS Field Programme 2018

The programme can be downloaded from our activities page. KEEP AN EYE ON OUR 'UPCOMING EVENTS' FOR ANY CHANGES


5th June 2018 St Andrews Lecture: The Forgotten Forests of Latin America - Conservation Issues in Latin American Dry Forests


St Andrews


Prof. Toby Pennington, University of Exeter


Tue, 05/06/2018 - 19:30

LAST MINUTE CHANGE OF VENUE PLEASE NOTE We have just been advised the BSS/Friends lecture on 5th June (tomorrow) has had to be moved from Chemistry to Physics Theatre B, due to asbestos problems. The Physics, and its car park, is on the upper tier of buildings in the North Haugh, University of St Andrews KY16 9SS.

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