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Scotland Conference (Online)

Saturday, 17 April 2021
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Free but donations appreciated to cover running costs please.
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The Scotland Conference will be held online on Saturday 17th April from 9.30am – 4.00pm.

We will hear about all of the great work that has been going on in Scotland from staff and volunteers as well as hearing from our latest Scottish Dragonfly Hotspot.

Bookings are open now via Eventbrite.

Our events are free and we welcome everyone to attend, if you can afford to donate (here) to help cover running costs it would be much appreciated. Many thanks for your support.




09.45-10.00  Log in and troubleshooting

10.00-10.05  Andrea Hudspeth, Scotland Officer (Projects) Introduction and housekeeping

10.05-10.10 Mike Dilger, BDS President Message to attendees

10.10-10.30 Stephen Corcoran, BDS Area Coordinator, Northern Damselfly Survey in Deeside & Strathspey

10.30 – 11.00 Tom Bowser, Argaty Red Kites, Enhancing habitat for Dragonflies on a working farm

11.00 – 11.30 Pat Batty, Scotland Recorder & Daniele Muir, Scotland Officer (Conservation) Azure Hawker surveying

11.30-11.45 Break & networking

11.45-12.00 Ruary McKenzie-Dodds Update on Bush Giant Dragonfly studies in New Zealand

12.00-12.10 Daniele Muir, Scotland Officer (Conservation) Conservation work update

12.10-12.30 Eric McCabe, BDS volunteer recorder Dragonflies of Sweden

12.30-12.45 Questions for the morning speakers

12.45-14.00 Lunch & networking
Break-out rooms with Area Coordinators

14.00-14.10 Andrea Hudspeth, Scotland Officer (Projects) Project work update

14.10-14.30 Toni Watt Northern damselflies at Castle Fraser

14.30-14.50 Jonathan Callis and David McCulloch, BDS volunteer recorders, Experiences of site monitoring as a BDS volunteer

14.50-15.02 Quick break


15.02-15.20 Nicole Digruber, People for Ponds Project participant Creating Dragonfly habitat in the community

15.20-15.30 A message from our Trustees, Tom Cunningham, Organisation update

15.30-15.45 Questions for the afternoon speakers


15.45-16.00 Sum up by Jonathan Willet, Scotland Group Chair and close



*Booking is essential in order for us to send you full joining instructions ahead of the day*


Please book your place via Eventbrite so that we can send full joining instructions to you the day before the event.
Scotland Officers Andrea and Daniele