Volunteers required for group badger surveys!

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WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE dates & locations for our group surveys for the first part of 2016.

Please see below for a list of 33 surveys planned over the next four months.  If you would like to get involved, please check the schedule below and get in touch with the Development Officer to sign up for the survey(s) of your choice. For those wishing to build up experience as part of our Level One training scheme, all surveys listed below will have an experienced surveyor approved by Scottish Badgers who can sign your experience log.

We need lots of eyes on the ground to locate setts in these key areas where badger data is lacking, so any help you can provide by attending our surveys is much appreciated.  Our group surveys are friendly & informal events where you can meet with other members, brush up on your survey skills and do your bit to protect Scotland's badgers, their setts & natural habitats.

For insurance purposes, our surveys are open to members only. However, if you are not yet a member of Scottish Badgers but may be interested in coming along to try out a survey with us before joining, please get in touch and we'll do our best to accommodate you. 

Keep an eye on our 'What's On' section for future survey dates to be added. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay up to date with our activities, news and events. 


Sunday 24th January - Borders

Tuesday 26th January- South Lanarkshire

Sunday 31st January- Glasgow

Sunday 31st January - Forfar

Tuesday 2nd February - South Lanarkshire

Wednesday 3rd February - Stirling

Saturday 6th February - South Lanarkshire

Sunday 7th February - South Lanarkshire

Sunday 7th February - East Lothian

Sunday 7th February - Finavon, Angus

Wednesday 10th February - Clackmannanshire

Friday 12th February - South Lanarkshire

Saturday 13th February - North Lanarkshire

Wednesday 17th February - Stirling

Thursday 18th February - South Lanarkshire

Sunday 21st February - Midlothian

Sunday 21st February - Muirdrum, Angus

Wednesday 24th February - South Ayrshire

Sunday 28th February - Tayside, t.b.c.

Sunday 28th February - West Lothian

Sunday 6th March - East Lothian

Sunday 6th March - Auchterarder, Perthshire

Sunday 13th March - West Lothian

Sunday 13th March - Tayside, t.b.c.

Wednesday 16th March - Fife

Sunday 20th March - Borders

Sunday 20th March - Tayside, t.b.c

Saturday 26th March - Inverclyde/ Renfrewshire

Sunday 27th March - Midlothian

Wednesday 30th March - Fife

Sunday 3rd April - Edinburgh

Sunday 10th April - Borders

Sunday 17th April - East Lothian


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

Available Monday to Friday

Operations Co-ordinator

T: 07866 844232


For matters relating to our Earn Your Stripes - Building Skills to Champion Wildlife project:

Project Officer

T: 07565 813401


For training and web presence:


Scottish Badgers (SCIO) Charity Number SCO34297.