Scottish Raptor Monitoring Scheme 20th Anniversary Celebration

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Scottish Raptor Monitoring Scheme 20th Anniversary Celebration

We look forward to welcoming you to our 20th anniversary celebrations at Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry, Perthshire on Friday 25th November.

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Atholl Palace Hotel Perth Road Pitlochry PH16 5LX United Kingdom

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2022 marks 20 years of the Scottish Raptor Monitoring Scheme (SRMS). Please help us celebrate this milestone by joining us for a series of talks on raptors and the work of the Scheme, followed by a drinks reception. Please note that places at the event are limited and advance booking is essential.


Welcome Amy Challis (SRMS Coordinator)

Why raptors are brilliant Brian Etheridge (Scottish Raptor Study Group)

Our greatest achievements Andrew Stevenson (SRMS Chair)

The importance of volunteers & Raptor Patch Logan Steele (Scottish Raptor Study Group)

How SRMS data are used by SRMS partners Kenny Kortland (Forestry & Land Scotland)

Raptor monitoring – the international context for SRMS David Stroud (formerly Joint Nature Conservation Committee)

Raptor monitoring in action – video

Thoughts from the Minister for Environment & Land Reform Mairi McAllan MSP

The rise and fall of a population of Buzzards over the last 35 years Mike Bell (Tayside & Fife Raptor Study Group)

SRMS trends in breeding numbers & productivity Chris Wernham (British Trust for Ornithology)

Close and welcome to drinks reception Amy Challis (SRMS)

DRINKS RECEPTION (4-5 PM) - generously sponsored by Wildland

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Please note that while this is a free event, places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Priority will be given to SRMS contributors and stakeholders but the event is open to anyone with an interest in Scottish raptors.

Our SRMS celebratory event will be followed by the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club Annual conference, which is themed around raptors. For more information about the various conference packages available for this separate event, please visit the conference page on the SOC website (