8th Plant Life of South West Asia conference


Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), 20a Inverleith Row


Mon, 01/07/2013 (All day) - Fri, 05/07/2013 (All day)

The 8th Plant Life of South West Asia conference, which will be hosted by the Centre for Middle Eastern Plants at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in July 2013.

Taylor & Francis Online Scheduled Maintenance


Mon, 29/10/2012 (All day)

Taylor & Francis Online will under going scheduled maintenance on Monday 29th October 2012, starting at 14:00 GMT and finishing by 19:00 GMT. This means that the Society's journal, Plant Ecology and Diversity, will be unavailable on-line during this time.

Scottish Annual Meeting 2012


Battleby Conference Centre, Redgorton, Perth


Sat, 03/11/2012 (All day)

The Scottish Annual Meeting jointly between the Botanical Society of the British Isles and Botanical Society of Scotland, this is a meeting an interest in Scottish botany, BSBI and BSS members and friends are cordially invited to this popular day. There is a full programme of exhibits and talks for you to enjoy.

BSS News 99

I hope you have all had a good summer botanising - despite the weather. The final batch of BSS News 99 was posted out today. Please let us know what you think of the new, improved, print quality!

Membership Subscriptions


Mon, 01/10/2012 (All day)

The membership subscription rate for the Botanical Society of Scotland have not changed for more that ten years, however this year we have had to raise the rate of membership subscriptions from the 1st October 2012 to:

New species of dandelion (Taraxacum pankhurstianum) found on St Kilda



A new species of dandelion has been discovered on the island of Hirta in St Kilda archipelago. The plant was first collected by Jim McIntosh, BSBI Scottish Officer, on recording trip to St Kilda two years ago. It was then grown at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh from achenes and described by Prof John Richards.

Two Society publications made available on-line for the first time

The Botanical Society of Scotland is please to announce that two of the Society's publications made available on-line for the first time, through the Biodiversity Heritage Library and the Internet Archive, as part of the Society's 175 anniversary celebrations.

Invitation To Keen Photographers


Mon, 30/04/2012 (All day)

The BSS is updating its membership recruiting leaflet and would like a
striking picture for the front page. We are looking for a photograph, in
portrait orientation, of a single plant or a small group of plants that are
characteristic of the Scottish flora. We cannot use the Scots primrose
(Primula scotica) because that has already been used as an emblem by

Congratulations to Professor Roy Watling


Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

In the inaugural "RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards", Professor Roy Watling has received an 'Outstanding Contribution to Nature Award' for a lifetime of inspiring the public about fungi. Roy is a long standing member of the Society and was President from 1984-86.

Poems in a Botanical Dialect

Poems in a Botanical Dialect: a collection of poetry by Roger West, is now available to member of the Society on-line, just follow this link to the Poems in a Botanical Dialect. Please note that you need to be a logged in order to read the poems.

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