Information & Booking for 20th Anniversary Celebrations

You are now able to book your free place at the Scottish Raptor Monitoring Scheme’s 20th Anniversary celebrations at Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry, Perthshire on Friday 25th November. 

Booking is essential. Please visit the link below to secure your place.

There will be a programme of talks from 2-4 pm followed by a celebratory drinks reception until 5 pm.

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 Coordinator)

We are very pleased that the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club (SOC), one of our SRMS partners, has agreed to our celebratory event being linked to the Club’s annual weekend conference (Friday 25th – Sunday 27th November), which this year is themed around raptors. Attendees at the SRMS event who wish to book a place at the SOC conference or stay for the Friday evening conference programme (including dinner, talk and quiz) need to book directly through the Club. For programme details and to book, visit