Our Team

Scottish Badgers is managed by a Board of Trustees who work with an Advisory Group, Events Team and our contractors to ensure that we are efficiently and effectively carrying out our charitable objectives.


Chairman: Eddie Palmer


Vice-Chair: Vacant


Secretary: Ellie Stirling


Treasurer: Laura Carter-Davis 


Trustee: Allan Bantick


Trustee: Steve Jackson-Matthews


Trustee: Andy Riches


Advisory Group

Elaine Anderson


Andy Christie


Jackie Clark


Melanie Craig


Ann Innes


Belinda Newman


Gill Smart


Events Team Organisers

Alasdair Lemon


Hannah Lemon



Emily Platt:

Species Protection Co-ordinator:

Emily has an extensive background in wildlife conservation, and since graduating with a degree in Ecology from UEA, has worked around the globe with declining species ranging from Kiwi in New Zealand, to Sloths in Costa Rica. Upon her return to the UK, Emily has predominantly worked in Scotland in a variety of roles, including a countryside ranger in a Regional Park, a reindeer herder in the Cairngorms National Park, an assistant warden for a wildlife reserve on Islay, and an ornithologist for an ecological consultancy. It was while working on Islay that Emily gained experience working in an agricultural environment, and co-ordinated the island-wide census of the protected Corncrake. Through this varied work history, Emily has gained a broad set of skills and knowledge, and looks forward to putting this into action with Scottish Badgers. Her interests outside mammals lie with birds, bumblebees, and moths, and she enjoys hillwalking and climbing, as well as art and design.

Emily works on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 0900-1700


Elaine Rainey:

Project Officer:

Elaine originally trained as an architect, working with one of Europe's oldest eco-design practices. Keen to learn more about her natural environment and how to protect it, she went on to complete a degree in Countryside Management at SRUC. In 2006, Elaine took up the role of Survey Coordinator for the Scottish Badger Distribution Survey. This role took her the length and breadth of Scotland as she recruited, trained and managed a network of around 600 national survey volunteers. From 2010 to 2013 Elaine served as Development Officer for Scottish Badgers, setting up the inter-curricular youth education programme and playing an instrumental role in the development and delivery of the charity's training programmes for professionals - 'Badger awareness for forestry workers' and 'Badger awareness for countryside rangers'. Recently, Elaine has trained in advanced tracking with Jon Young - a prominent student of Tom Brown Jr.
In addition to her expertise in British mammals, Elaine also specialises in British flora and has a particular interest in nature connection and nature writing.


Our Reports and Structure

Our most recent annual accounts are available by clicking on the links below:




Our most recent annual reports are available by clicking on the links below:



Our constitution is available here.

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For issues related to badger crime, legislation, planning, mitigation, data searches and to log badger records:

Available between 09:00 and 17:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ONLY

Species Protection Co-ordinator

T: 07866 844232


For matters relating to our Badgers in the Landscape - Community Building for Wildlife project:

Project Officer

T: 07565 813401


For training, web presence and general enquiries:

T: 07376 636341 or 07792 142446



Scottish Badgers (SCIO) Charity Number SCO34297.