Funding for student fieldwork projects and training. Deadline April 30.


Tue, 13/03/2018 (All day) - Mon, 30/04/2018 (All day)

Undergraduate students! don't forget that there are opportunities to obtain BSS funding for fieldwork projects and fieldwork courses. T &C's are here.

BSS Field Programme 2018

Our 2018 field programme is ready for the printers. Events are running from March through to September. The programme can be downloaded from our activities page.

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

Additional lecture: this is a joint lecture between the BSS and the Friends of St Andrews Botanic Garden, which does not appear in our main printed programme.
All welcome.

'Too much woodland?.......' Lecture download available


Dr James Fenton

The lecture which was given in Edinburgh in September and Inverness in December is available for download at

Student Dissertation Prize Winner 2017

Congratulations to Galina Toteva of the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh. She is this year's winner of the BSS Student Prize for her dissertation entitled 'Investigating floral availability during the early season forage of Apis mellifera in North East Scotland'.

The prize will be awarded before the lecture on November 30th 2017.

Plant Ecology and Diversity 9(3) June 2016


Sat, 20/05/2017 (All day)

Our publishers forgot to mail this part out to members last year, it should be arriving in the post any day now.

BSS Urban Flora of Scotland project


anywhere in Scotland with a population >1000


Wed, 01/02/2017 (All day) - Tue, 31/10/2017 (All day)

Spring is coming and it's time to brush up your botany. Why not join in with our Urban Flora project?

BSS Student prize awarded


Tue, 24/01/2017 (All day) - Tue, 25/07/2017 (All day)

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Student Prize has been awarded to Alastair MacLaren for his thesis ‘A Phenotypic and Genotypic analysis of Plantago robusta and Pelargonium cotyledonis’.

Survey: where do you go to see and enjoy nature in Edinburgh?


Forest Research


Mon, 24/10/2016 (All day) - Thu, 01/12/2016 (All day)

Forest Research have launched a short interactive mapping survey to collect information on where people go to see and enjoy nature in Edinburgh. They would be very grateful if you could complete this survey if you live or work in Edinburgh, or you have visited this city in the last 12 months.

2016-17 BSS Lecture Programme is now available


many and varied


Thu, 01/09/2016 - 18:00 - Wed, 31/05/2017 - 18:00

Our lecture programme is now available and can be downloaded from the 'Activities' page. Please note the later start time of 18:00h

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