Scottish Badgers Annual Conference 2014 Saturday, 20th September, Oatridge Agricultural College, Broxburn 09.30 a.m. REGISTRATION 10.00 a.m. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS Eddie Palmer, Chairman, Scottish Badgers 10.15 a.m. STAFF PROJECT PRESENTATIONS (Operation Meles / Planning Project / Schools / Training and Development) Ian Hutchison and Susan Tierney, Scottish Badgers 10.55 a.m. The Murray Court Case 11.30 a.m. Tea and coffee 11.50 a.m. KEYNOTE LECTURE – Badger Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation John Darbyshire (JDC Ecology), Mark Rafferty (SSPCA) Dr Elizabeth Mullineaux, Independent vet and Scientific Advisor to Secret World Wildlife Rescue 12.45 p.m. Lunch (and AGM) 2.00 p.m. WORKSHOPS (please sign up at the registration table) A. Badger Survey Skills (partly outdoors) – John Darbyshire, JDC Ecology (Beginners level) B. Badgers and Foxes – Andy Riches, Dumfries & Galloway Badger Network (Intermediate level) C. Wildlife First Aid – Dr Elizabeth Mullineaux (Beginners level) D. Badger problems – Tricia Alderson, LBBG (Intermediate/Advanced) E. Mitigation – Ian Hutchison, Scottish Badgers (Intermediate/Advanced) F. Camera trapping – Hayley Douglas, WoW Project Officer (Beginners level) 3.30 p.m. Tea and coffee 3.50 p.m. LOCAL GROUP ROUND-UP 4.30 p.m. CLOSE Cost: £32.00 for members, £55.00 for non-members including lunch and refreshments. To book your place via the internet, e mail [email protected] or by post, send a cheque payable to Scottish Badgers to Susan Tierney, 11 Kinloch Street, Ladybank, Fife, KY15 7LF. Please include details of your name and address, whether you are a member of Scottish Badgers, any dietary preferences or special needs and your name and organisation as you wish it to appear on your badge. The college is fully wheelchair accessible but some workshops may not be suitable for people with mobility difficulties.
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