Promoting the value of ecological knowledge in Scotland.

What’s going on?

For the latest policy developments in Scotland and the rest of the UK, follow @BESPolicy on Twitter and the British Ecological Society on LinkedIn.

What are we doing?

Our Scottish Policy Group works at the interface between ecology and environmental policy, promoting the use of ecological knowledge in all levels of Scottish policy making.

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Are you interested in communicating ecological research to the relevant policy makers? Please sign up to our newsletter or feel free to get in touch.


We organise policy training for ecologists, generally aimed at Early Career Researchers or anyone with an ecology background who is interested in environmental policy.

We host annual Pie and a Pint events which bring together ecologists, practitioners and policy makers, to discuss ecological evidence to advise upcoming policies.

We also organise expert workshops advising policy makers on current topics. You can see previous workshop outputs here.

If you would like to collaborate on an event, please do get in touch.

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