The Society's activities

BSS is unique in being the only British botanical society with a keen interest in both flowering and non-flowering plants (e.g. ferns, mosses, algae and fungi). There is also an active alpine section, while conservation of our flora has high priority in our interests.

Lecture programme

These wide interests are covered in the winter Lecture Programme. Lectures are held at six Venues: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and St. Andrews. See Events page for details of next lecture or download full programme from foot of this page.

Field Programme

Field meetings are held during summer and autumn to record both flowering and non-flowering plants all over Scotland. See Events page or download full programme from foot of this page. All participants must be familiar with the code of conduct for field excursions.

Joint BSS and BSBI Scottish Annual Meeting

We hold a joint all day meeting with the BSBI every autumn. The programme and booking form for the 2016 meeting can be downloaded from the foot of this page.

Symposia and conferences

Symposia lasting several days and devoted to a specific topic are organised from time to time. The most recent event was the Next Generation Plant Ecology & Evolution workshop, 18 - 19th October 2011, at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Past Symposium Topics have included:


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