Scottish Badger Week

Scottish Badger Week, which was launched last year, is a partnership between Scottish Badgers and Scottish Wildlife Trust. Running between Saturday 5th May and Sunday 13th May 2018, Scottish Badger Week aims to offer a range of opportunities to learn about, and get involved in protecting, this iconic and much-loved species.

Badgers are an intrinsic part of our biodiversity and landscape. They are, however, under threat from persecution, habitat loss and being killed on the roads. During Scottish Badger Week, we’re calling on you to get involved in learning more about this much-loved species and to do your bit to help protect them for future generations to enjoy!

What’s happening?

From badger watches to information sessions and fundraising events, there are lots of exciting opportunities to learn more about badgers and to find out how you can help. 

Events will appear here and on our "What's on" page shortly.

Host an event

We are calling on groups and organisations across Scotland to help celebrate Scottish Badger Week by hosting an event. Read more >>

What you can do to help?

There are lots ways you can help during Scottish Badger Week and beyond. 

Report badger setts, live sightings and road deaths to us via our online form.
Register to volunteer with Scottish Wildlife Trust & Scottish Badgers at Falls of Clyde or elsewhere. Volunteer surveyors, badger watch assistants, trail camera assistants and Virtual Badger Champions are all required.
Become a member of Scottish Badgers and Scottish Wildlife Trust to help support our work.
Sign up to monitor your local sett.

Support from our politicians

We are pleased to report that Colin Smyth MSP, Species Champion for the badger, will be attending the launch of Scttish Badger Week.

Learn more about badgers

Interested in learning more about badgers right away? Visit our Learning Pages for information on badger biology, ecology, threats, badgers & the law, field signs, badger watching and more!

Further information

For further information on Scottish Badger Week, please contact our Project Officer Elaine Rainey by email or on 07565 813 401.

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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: 07792 142446, 07570 915630 or 07973 273536



Scottish Badgers (SCIO) Charity Number SCO34297.