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TWIC Conference: Biological recording & conservation in the uplands

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Sauchie Hall

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FK10 3EA

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The Wildlife Information Centre's Spring Conference will take place on Saturday 28 April, 10 am – 4:30 pm at Sauchie Hall, Alloa. This is an opportunity for naturalists across the region to get together at the start of the recording season to exchange news and ideas, and to listen to a series of talks on the theme of upland recording and conservation. There will be an opportunity for individuals or local groups to promote their recording initiative or project during the open mike session, by having a stall, or presenting a poster. The conference is FREE to attend, and will include a buffet lunch, but booking is essential as places will be limited. Donations welcome.


Programme:

10:00: Registration and tea/ coffee

10:30: Welcome and introduction - Wilma Harper (TWIC Director)

10:40: Reviving the Wild Heart of Southern Scotland - Sarah Eno (Borders Forest Trust)

11:10: Reptile study and conservation at Loch Lomond - Dr Chris McInerny (University of Glasgow/ Glasgow Natural History Society/ Biological Recording in Scotland, BRISC)

11:50: Tea/ coffee break

12:20: Recording upland wildlife – trials, tribulations and future potential - Chris Wernham (BTO)

13:00: Open Mike Session

13:10: Buffet lunch

14:10: Scottish Biodiversity Information Forum (SBIF) update - Graeme Wilson (TWIC Manager)

14:20: South of Scotland Golden Eagle project - Rick Taylor (Southern Uplands Partnership)

14:50: Miniature mountain worlds: lichens for recorders above the treeline - Rebecca Yahr (RBGE)

15:20: Tea/ coffee break

15:50: The Internet of Things & its potential to improve environmental data collection in the uplands - Professor Davy McCracken (Scotland’s Rural College, SRUC)

16:20: Summing up - Graeme Wilson (TWIC Manager)

16:30: Conference ends


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Sauchie Hall is 18 minutes from Alloa train station on foot and there is ample free car parking opposite the venue.

What can I bring into the event?

There may be a few items for sale and a raffle, so please bring cash.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Natalie Harmsworth, TWIC Ecologist. Email natalie@wildlifeinformation.co.uk or telephone 01875 825968.

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