With 2020 being Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, we’re looking forward to taking a dive into Scotland’s seas – please join us by registering today.

Our guest speaker this year is Charlie Phillips – an award-winning wildlife photographer who has been photographing the bottlenose dolphins that live in the Moray Firth for decades. Charlie will talk about some of the incredible experiences he has had with dolphins as well as his work as a Field Officer for Whale and Dolphin Conservation.

Throughout National Members’ Day Live, some of our reserve team will be on location at our reserves at Spey Bay and Montrose Basin, looking for points of interest that they can bring you live (think of a Scottish shoestring version of Blue Planet Live!).

You’ll also have the opportunity to join one of several special interest sessions, this year focusing on our Living Seas programme, our digital engagement work and the £1 Billion Challenge. See the full programme as it develops below.


13.00  Welcome by our Chair, Linda Rosborough
13.05  A look ahead with our Chief Executive, Jo Pike
13.15  Guest speaker: Charlie Phillips
14.00  Break
14.05  Special Interest Sessions

  • Living Seas – safeguarding Scotland’s marine treasures
  • Everyone is a conservationist – increasing the reach, diversity and engagement of people with nature
  • Scottish Conservation Finance Project and the £1 Billion Challenge

14:30  Break
14.35  Wildlife Question Time supported by players of Peoples Postcode Lottery
15.15  Trustees’ Awards for Volunteering and closing address by our Chair, Linda Rosborough
15.30  Close

A travelling group of bottlenose dolphins © Charlie Phillips/WDC
Spey Bay
Spey Bay © Brian Tunnard
Montrose Basin
Montrose Basin

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