The Botanical Society of Scotland has two types of membership, Standard and Basic.

All members receive by post the BSS News (twice yearly), lecture and field programmes, details of all the Society's events and access to the members' area of this website.

Standard rate members also receive by post the Society's scientific journal Plant Ecology & Diversity. Standard members can also go online and download all the Society's journals, from papers which have just been accepted for publication in Plant Ecology & Diversity, all the way back to the first issue of Transactions of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh published in 1844.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students can claim reduced rates for both Standard and Basic membership. Those applying for, or renewing, student membership are asked to indicate their place and year of study and may be asked for proof of their academic status.

All members of the Botanical Society of Scotland may visit and use the reference facilities at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The library and herbarium are immensely valuable resources. Please contact them in advance of your visit.

Note to existing members If you are a member of the Society and have lost your password there is a crib sheet on how to reset it here. If you have lost your account details please contact the Membership Secretary.

Subscriptions become due on 1st October each year.

Memberships can be purchased or renewed safely online through paypal. If you are an existing member, please make sure you are logged in to this website before renewing or your payment will be treated as a new membership.

If you prefer to pay by Banker's Order, or cheque please download the form at the bottom of this page.

Standard Rate £40.00
Standard Rate (Student) £30.00
Basic Rate £20.00
Basic (Student) £5.00
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